Solar flaring activity over the past 24 hours was at low levels. The largest flare was a C4.4-flare, with peak time 02:17 UTC on February 21, associated with a yet unnumbered active region behind the east-limb on the southern hemisphere of the Sun. There are currently 3 numbered active regions on the visible disk. NOAA AR 3590 (beta-gamma) is the largest and most magnetically complex region but has only produced minor C-class flares in the last 24 hours. NOAA AR 3586 (beta) has been stable and inactive. NOAA AR 3584 has decreased in size and is rotating over the west limb. The solar flaring activity is likely to be at low levels over the coming days with C-class flares expected and M-class flares possible.
No Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejections (CME)s, have been observed in the last 24 hours. Further analysis of the CME seen in LASCO C2 data one at 23:24 UTC on February 19, shows it is not expected to impact the Earth.
Over the past 24 hours the greater than 10 MeV GOES proton flux continued to decrease and, although still slightly elevated, remained below the 10 pfu threshold. The proton flux is expected to continue to decrease over the next 24 hours.
The greater than 2 MeV GOES 16 electron flux was below the 1000 pfu threshold and is expected to remain so in the upcoming days. The 24h electron fluence was at nominal level and is expected to remain so in the next days.