The explosion also hurled a CME into space. It appears the most of ejected material is directed south of the ecliptic, however, further imagery is needed to determine if there is an Earth directed component. A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 900 km/s was associated with the event. Type II emissions typically indicate a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is associated with a flare event.
Solar activity is expected to be at moderate (R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) levels for the next three days (December 20 – 22) as Regions 2241 and 2242 remain large and magnetically complex. A chance also exists for an isolated X-class event (R3-Strong) during the same period.
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