1st January

Solar activity continued at low levels with Region 2253 (S07E41,
Dkc/beta-gamma) contributing to the majority of the low level C-class
flaring. The largest, a pair of C2/Sf flares, were observed at 01/0507
UTC and 01/0730 UTC from Region 2253. Region 2251 (S13W03,
Dao/beta-gamma) was also responsible for an isolated C1 flare at 31/1216
UTC. Region 2253 continued to exhibit moderate growth and
consolidation. The rest of the spotted regions were either stable or in

At approximately 31/1454 UTC, a filament eruption was observed in
SDO/AIA 304 imagery near N20 in the central region. At 31/1700 UTC,
faint ejecta could be seen exiting the NW region in SOHO/LASCO C2
imagery. Further analysis is in progress to determine if there is a
geoeffective component.

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class
(R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) flares for the forecast period (01-03 Jan).

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