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X2.1 solar flare took place

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A strong X2.1 Class Solar Flare took place at 22:20 UTC Tuesday and was centered around Sunspot 1283. Another CME now looks to have resulted (watch it). A Type II and Type IV sweep frequency event occurred as well as a TenFlare (10.7cm Radio Burst). Proton Levels are on the rise and very close to the S1 Radiaton Storm level. (SolarHam)

Sunspot 1283 is crackling with solar flares. Yesterday, Sept. 6th, the active region produced an M5.3-class eruption at 0150 UT followed by a X2.1-class event at 2220 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this extreme UV flash from the X-flare:

The flares produced waves of ionization in Earth’s upper atmosphere, briefly altering the propagation of low-frequency radio signals around our planet. Moreover, the two eruptions hurled clouds of plasma (CMEs) in our general direction. A preliminary analysis of SOHO and STEREO imagery suggests that the CMEs could sail substantially north of Earth, delivering a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field as they pass. ETA: Sept. 8-10. Stay tuned for updates. (SpaceWeather)

NOAA Scales Activity

Range 1 (minor) to 5 (extreme)

NOAA Scale

Geomagnetic Storms *

Solar Radiation Storms

Radio Blackouts

Alerts / Bulletins
Latest Alert: Sep 07 0442 UTC WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Last Advisory Bulletin: Sep 06 2344 UTC: Strong Radio Blackout Event

 

 

 

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