Moderately strong M1.4 solar flare erupted near the western limb

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.4 at its peak time erupted on March 31, 2014 from Region 2014. The event started at 07:20, peaked at 08:07, and ended at 08:18 UTC.

A Type IV Radio Emission was registered beginning at 08:17 UTC. Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

The responsible region is located near the western limb – the CME should not be Earth directed.

However, due to several partially Earth-directed CMEs from last couple of days, the geomagnetic field is expected to increase to unsettled and active levels on April 1 and continue through April 2 – unsettled to G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm…