Solar acitivity has increased within the past 24 hours with C-Class flares and an M1.9 Solar Flare around growing Sunspot 1153. Unfortunatly this region has picked the wrong time to get active. It will soon rotate onto the western limb and out of direct earth view.Several new sunspot groups have formed on the visible solar disk and were numbered 1154, 1155, 1156 amd 1157. These regions are not yet capable of producing strong solar flares, but that could change.

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