Todays sunspot number is 133, higher than of late but the sunspots on the disc do not yet have the magnetic fields that cause major flares. NOAA estimate a 15% chance of an M class flare over the next 24 hours and a 0.1% chance of an X class during the same period.
The CME that was predicted arrived on schedule arriving at approximately 0500UT. Its impact was weak.
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