Dr. Leif Svalgaard writes in a short email:
M6.6 flare kicks F10.7 to 126 sfu
So while the sun has been generally quiet recently, it still has its fits of flaring on occasion, as would be expected.
Sunspot group 1158 was responsible for this, and is growing rapidly, here’s a movie:
NASA’s Spaceweather.com made the movie and writes:
The active region is now more than 100,000 km wide with at least a dozen Earth-sized dark cores scattered beneath its unstable magnetic canopy. Earth-directed eruptions are likely in the hours ahead.
You can keep tabs on the sun at WUWT’s Solar Image and Data page