Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Major X2.2 solar flare

These solar flares are the biggest and heaviest of all. These flares can cause severe damage on Earth when the eruption took place near the center of the solar disk. Damage like radio black-outs, long lasting solar radiation storms and extreme aurora. Satellites can also be damaged. 

Region 2297 produced a major X2.2 solar flare peaking at 16:22 UTC Wednesday. The event was responsible for a brief R3 level radio blackout on the sunlit side of Earth. The active region is now in a good position for Earth directed eruptions. More details to follow regarding a possible coronal mass ejection (CME).

Major X2.2-class solar flare from sunspot 2297! Looks stunning! 

X2.1-flare now! Expect GPS & satellite phone issues, ham radio blackout next 1hr, esp N.America(color areas in map)