Solar flaring activity over the past 24 hours was at low levels. The largest flare was a C7.8-flare, with peak time 17:56 UTC on February 24 associated with NOAA AR 3590 (beta-gamma-delta). The second largest flare was C5.8-flare, with peak time 17:25 associated with NOAA AR 3592 (beta). There are currently 5 numbered active regions on the visible disk. NOAA AR 3590 (beta-gamma-delta) is the largest, most magnetically complex region and has produced most of the flaring activity in the last 24 hours. NOAA AR 3586 (alfa) has started to rotate over the west limb. A new yet unnumbered active region has started to emerge on the north-east quadrant of the visible Solar disk. All other regions were inactive and stable. The solar flaring activity is likely to be at moderate levels over the coming days with C-class flares expected and M-class flares possible and a chance for an X-class flare.
A Coronal Mass Ejections (CME)s, was detected in LASCO C2 data at 17:00 UTC on February 24, it was mainly directed towards the east and is associated with a C5.8-flare, with peak time 17:25 associated with NOAA AR 3592. No impact from this CME is expected at Earth.
Two negative polarity coronal holes have passed the central meridian. One in the northern half of the Sun at high latitude and the other in the Southern half at low latitude. The Southern coronal hole is currently in a geo-effective position.
Over the past 24 hours the greater than 10 MeV GOES proton flux was at nominal levels and is expected to remain so over the next days. Some enhancements are possible in the case of an eruptive activity from NOAA AR 3590.
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.