17th October

Solar activity was moderate. An impulsive M4 flare occurred in the
vicinity of newly numbered Region 2192 (S16E66, Cao/beta) at 16/1303
UTC. This region was also responsible for a handful of C-class events
including a C6 flare at 17/0500 UTC. The remaining regions on the
visible disk were either stable or decaying.

One, or possibly more, CMEs were evident in a SOHO/LASCO image at
17/1012 UTC. There were no obvious sources on the Earth-facing side, so
it is believed these are far-side events. Analysis will continue as
imagery is received.

.Forecast…
Solar activity is expected to be low; more C-class events are expected
with a chance of another M-class (R1-minor) radio blackout event.

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