Major solar flare reaching X2.3 erupted from AR 1875

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A major solar flare reaching X2.3 peaked at 21:54 UTC on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. This event originated from AR 1875 located on the west limb. A Type IV Radio Emission, indicating a strong coronal mass ejection, was associated with the event but since the region is no longer facing Earth it will be heading mostly away. 

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1

Begin Time: 2013 Oct 29 2142 UTC
Maximum Time: 2013 Oct 29 2154 UTC
End Time: 2013 Oct 29 2201 UTC
X-ray Class: X2.3
Location: N05W90
NOAA Scale: R3 – Strong

Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio – Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.

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ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2013 Oct 29 2158 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Sunspots

There are currently 9 numbered sunspot regions on the Earth side of the Sun. Beta-Gamma-Delta AR 1882 is approaching the center of the disk.

1873 – Alpha
1875 – Beta-Gamma-Delta
1877 – Beta-Gamma
1879 – Beta
1881 – Beta
1882 – Beta-Gamma-Delta
1883 – Beta
1884 – Beta-Gamma-Delta
1885 – Alpha

NOAA SWPC forecasters estimate 60% for M-class, and 25% chance for X-class solar flare in next 2 days

Featured image: NASA SDO

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2 Comments

  1. I am not an expert but it would seem that the sun could be facing the end of its life cycle. As NASA experts have been thoroughly analyzing the solar flares, they have indeed been increasing in their intensity. The most obvious-and extremely important-question is how would you know if/and when the sun is going to "die" per say? Another question that plagues many peoples'(scientists/experts/even civilian) minds is: how/and where are we going to escape the inevitable of our star's demise? With corrupt political and religious officials running the world, how will we make ends meet? For their reign of tyranny/neoliberalistic and unrealistic/arbitrary laws/policies/values should not/cannot coexist on Earth, our solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. They must remember that "Science Rules the Universe(s)"…not fititious entities that more than likely don't exist. Thank you for your time and patience.

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