Flare activity was relatively quiet over the past 24 hours with just four flares and only three passing the C-class threshold. Active region 2436 decreased in size by a small amount but developed a delta spot and is now classified Beta-Delta. Active regions with Delta spots are more likely to produce flaring, so keep an eye on this over the next 24-48 hours.
There were two notable instances of filament activity as well. A small filament just to the north and west of AR2434 showed a short burst of activity from 02:00 to 04:00. The second instance was a much larger filament eruption along a NE/SW line with AR2424 at the south west end. We’ve marked the filament in the first image. In the second image, watch as the eruption starts in the NE portion of the filament, then follows about 3/4 the length of the like a lightning strike. If this produced a CME, confirmation will be in the LASCO imagery over the next 24 hours. Tomorrow’s Aurora Brief will recap for sure.
And in motion:
2003 on The Sun:
Active Region was quieter than the previous day’s X-class flare, but continued to grow and maintained it’s delta structure. Geomagnetic activity is expected to reach storm levels each of the next three days due to a Coronal Hole and the CME from the X-class flare