Skip to comments.Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare
Posted on 04/26/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday (April 24), triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth.
The powerful flare peaked at 8:27 p.m. EDT Thursday (0027 April 25 GMT), and ranked as an X1.3-class solar storm, one of the strongest types of flares the sun can experience, according to a report from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center. NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of the intense solar flare in several difference wavelengths.
The solar flare erupted from an active sunspot region known as Region 2035 located on the far western side (or limb) of the sun as seen from Earth. Because of its position, the flare sparked a high-frequency radio blackout for about an hour on the daytime side of Earth, most likely over the Pacific Ocean and Eastern Pacific Rim, according to the SWPC update
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Do they call them “X” class-flares because of the pattern made on the image?
Anthropogenic solar warming caused by suv’s? Where the hell is algore when things like this happen?
White American males obviously to blame. Especially George Bush.
this latest X Class flare...is,... in some psuedo scientific clrcles being referred to as The Cliven Bundy Flare
Women and minorities hardest hit by solar flare.
Solar flares are classified as A, B, C, M or X according to the peak flux (in watts per square metre, W/m2) of 1 to 8 ångströms X-rays near Earth, as measured by the GOES satellites. Each X-ray class category is divided into a logarithmic scale from 1 to 9. For example: B1 to B9, C1 to C9, M1 to M9. An X2 flare is twice as powerful as an X1 flare, and is four times more powerful than an M5 flare. The X-class class category is slightly different and doesn’t stop at X9 but continues on.
So, bottom line, CONUS dodged the bullet, again.
Where were the climate change “scientists” and their computer models? Why didn’t they predict this?
Maybe we can get some of those huge white plastic sheets (left over from the Greenland experiment/fiasco) and cover up where their computers predict the next giant solar flare is going to happen.
Logistics? you say? Well, if they think they can build a giant vacuum cleaner that can suck excess CO2 out of the atmosphere, then this sun project should be easy. Let’s fully “fund” it anyway, it is about “mother earth” don’tcha know.
Maybe decaying cattle in southeast NV courtesy of the blm? Oh, and anybody that realizes that the great society has done a dis-service to minorities in this country to the tune of trillions of dollars. That money could have been used to build levees and dikes to stop the sea level rise from swamping coastal states. Etc, etc, etc.............
Does this affect shortwave propagation like peaks in the sunspot cycle, when ham operators can talk clear around the world with just a few watts radiated?
The soft X-ray flux of X class flares increases the ionization of the upper atmosphere, which can interfere with short-wave radio communication
I thought ionization of the E and F layers of the upper atmosphere increases reflection of shortwaves back to Earth thus improving communications. For decades the 10 meter amateur band has a huge increase in message traffic during the sunspot peak.
Solar flares on the other hand are an EMP-like threat to our computerized grid, or so I had read.
Anyway, `dat lucky ol’ sun’ does what it does.
I hope that means there is a little warmth on the way for the upper Midwest. The coming week is expected to be about 10-15 degrees below normal! Come on sun! Bring it on.