September 22, 2011
An X1.4 flare with peak time 11:00 UToccurred in sunspot region 1281, which is currently turning over the east limb of the Sun.
Humain radio data show type II shock signatures around 10h40 indicating an associated CME. Due to the location of the source region and coronagraph images from STEREO-B suggesting a halo CME, we do not expect this CME to have strong geomagnetic effects.
Sunspots => Solar Flares (charged particles) => Magnetic Field Shift => Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents => Extreme Weather and Human Disruption (mitch battros 1998).
Watch tropical storms 'Ophelia' and 'Hilary' which might escalate into hurricane force winds.
Numerous other C-flares were observed yesterday and today, mainly in sunspot regions 1295 and 1301 regions. Two M flares occurred in region 1295: an M1.8 flare, peaking yesterday at 12:23 UT, and an M1.1 flare today with peak time 10:00 UT.
Coronograh images from SOHO/LASCO and STEREO/COR2 show several CMEs of which none was earth-directed.