12th February 2011, 23:30
The solar flux on Saturday stands at 96 which ties a Cycle 24 record set exactly 1 year ago on Feb 12, 2010. A solar flux of 96 is not all that high, but perhaps a step in the right direction. Several B-Class flares and atleast one C-Class flare have taken place within the past 24 hours around Sunspot 1159 and newly numbered 1160 which is located on the eastern limb and rotating into view. A few of these flares caused some CME's that are seen in the latest Lasco C2 movie blasting off the eastern limb. There will continue to be a chance for C-Class flares and perhaps an M-Class event.