The Sun Online and solar activity. August 26, 2014

Flaring activity continued at the same level with four C- and two M-class flares, originating from NOAA AR 2146. Two CMEs were observed in coronographic imagery, with NOAA AR 2146 as source region.
An asymmetric halo CME was visible in SOHO/LASCO C2 and C3 and STEREO B/COR2 data, with first measurements on August 25 at 15:24 UT (C2), 16:18 UT (C3) and 16:24 UT (STEREO B)  respectively. The CME was associated with a M2 flare peaking at 15:11 UT, dimming and type II and IV
radio bursts (shock speed estimated at 707 km/s by the Sagamore Hill station). The CME has a projected line-of-sight speed of 568 km/s (CACTus estimate). A second partial halo CME was visible in SOHO/LASCO C2 and C3, with first measurements on August 25 at 20:36 UT (C2) and 21:18 UT (C3). Also this CME was associated with an M-class flare (M3.9, peak at 20:21 UT). The CME is travelling with a projected line-of-sight speed of 761 km/s (CACTus estimate).
Both CMEs are mainly propagating in the western direction from the Sun-Earth line and might be interacting with each other. A shock might arrive in the second half of the UT day of August 28.  
More C- and M-class flares are expected, especially from NOAA ARs 2146 and 2149. An X-class flare is possible, but unlikely. Proton flux levels at > 10MeV have increased from 18:00 UT on, but remained
below the event threshold and are currently decreasing. A warning condition for a proton event, in case of more flaring, is issued. Solar wind speed slightly increased from 250 till 290 km/s. The amplitude of the
interplanetary magnetic field increased to 7 nT, with a varying Bz component. Geomagnetic conditions were quiet to unsettled and are expected to remain so until the combined arrival of the August 22 CME’s. This may potentially result in active geomagnetic conditions from the afternoon of August 26 onwards.