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This explosion did produce a CME, however it does not look to be very significant at this time.
Long Duration M-Class Flare + Bright CME: Another strong Solar Flare reaching M7.1 has taken place after the initial X-Class flare earlier today and was very long in duration. A bright Full-Halo CME is included with this event and a portion of this cloud may be earth directed. You can view a presentation I created below.
Flare activity has been at an extreme level for the past 3 hours as both regions 11295 and 11302 have produced several M flares.
First region 11295 was the origin of an M1.7 flare at 16:58, then region 11302 produced an M3.1 flare at 17:24 and an M2.8 flare at 18:05.
Region 11295 was the source of another eruption at 18:19 UTC, this time an M2.7 flare.
Finally region 11302 managed an M3.0 flare at 19:21 UTC.
Region 11302 continues to be very complex in the central part with opposite polarity umbrae hard to separate in SDO 4K images.
Region 11295 has developed a strong magnetic delta in the the trailing penumbra and could soon produce a major flare. New region S1231 is rotating into view at the northeast limb as an HSX group while new region S1232 has emerged between regions 11302 and 11301.
Region 11302 has a small magnetic delta structure in the northeastern part of the leading penumbra.
A much more significant delta exists in the central penumbra where a realtively large positive polarity umbra is sandwiched between two fairly large negative polarity umbrae.
As long as this delta exists the region will continue to produce M and X flares.