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The M 1.1 flare, although not Earth facing, caused a radio blackout over India...in the general vicinity of where the magnetic poles are headed. The earlier B flare was characterized as "long duration". And a C 9.3 since.
"The first M-Flare of the new Cycle was detected this morning. An impulsive M1.1 solar flare was observed off the northeast limb at 07:24 UTC this morning. We will get a better look at the likely sunspot during the next 24 hours as it begins to turn into view. This flare caused a radio blackout, labeled as an R1 on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations scale. LOCATION OF HF FADEOUT: India. But there is more.... Another solar flare near M-Class, this time a C9.3 was detected at 10:46 UTC (May 29). For the past two days, Earth orbiting satellites have detected a series of solar flares. The source is hiding just behind the sun's northeastern limb. The flares are probably coming from a sunspot. We can't see the hidden sunspot, but we can see its magnetic canopy towering over the edge of the sun. In 24 to 48 hours, the underlying blast site will rotate into view. Whatever it is, its high latitude suggests it comes from new Solar Cycle 25. M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth's polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare. At the nadir of the solar cycle, many months can go by with no flares at all. Suddenly, an M-Class solar flare is interesting."