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CAT 35/NOAA AR 1176 was responsible for an M-flare early this morning, March 23. The group is not yet completely visible in magnetograms. We expect a high flaring activity from this group. The geomagnetic conditions are quiet. The proton flux decreased to nominal values.
Returning active region 1165 which was renumbered 1176 remains a large sunspot capable of M-Class flares. Sunspot 1175 which is about to rotate onto the western limb is losing size and poses no threat for strong solar flares.