Monster sunspot AR2673, which unleashed two X-class solar flares earlier this month, has returned after a two-week trip around the farside of the sun. The formerly potent sunspot decayed while it was gone, and no longer appears to be a threat for strong flares.
Region 2673 is now turning back into Earth view and as expected is heavily decayed. The chances for noteworthy solar flares will be low this time around. The formerly X-Flare producing region was reassigned AR 2682 on Sunday.
Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Clips, images credit: NASA/SDO, STEREO Ahead & helioviewer.org