The Sun threw out an M-class 3.5 flare just before midnight last night. No CME was ejected, but there was a brief wave of ionization on the Pacific side of the planet. The sunspot that erupted is believed to be AR 1931, which is just rotating onto the eastern limb.
Watch this amazing footage of the flare as it happened. If you like charts great, if not move to the 40 second point in the video.
Todays sunspot number is 138. NOAA estimate the chance of further M-class flares at 30% over the next 24 hours.
You can see the NASA video here
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