Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:51 CST
Solar flare measuring M1.7 erupted on November 8, 2012 at 02:23 UTC. The source of this event is newly formed region rotating into view, Region 1611 (N12E66). The event started at 02:28, peaked at 02:23 and ended at 02:25 UTC. Type II Radio Emission was recorded indicating that a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
SWPC later confirmed that the event was associated with a CME off the east limb (not expected to be geoeffective) and a Type II radio sweep. A backsided, full-halo CME was observed later in the day (first entering the C2 field of view at 08/1112Z); Stereo imagery indicated that old Region 1598 was the source. There are currently 6 numbered sunspot regions on the disk including two newly numbered groups: Region 1611 (N12E66) and 1612 (N06E71).