Three large sunspots emerging on the sun's eastern limb could produce more significant solar flares in the coming days. Active region 11260 is the most active, producing at least twelve C-class flares the last 24 hours and an M1.1 class flare in the late hours of July 27.
This new activity more than doubling the total for the entire month of July so far. New active region 11262, however, could eventually cause more trouble.
Magnetograms of the active region reveal a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful X-class eruptions.