//M4.44 solar flare

M4.44 solar flare

Solar activity reached moderate levels today as an M4.44 solar flare (R1-minor) peaked at 13:11 UTC. The solar flare took place at S23E98 as seen from Earth which means the event originated 8 degrees behind the south-east limb. We can conclude that the X-ray flux likely reached more than M4.4. This is the second M-class solar flare of the current solar cycle and the strongest solar flare of this cycle thus far.