venerdì 25 aprile 2014
X-FLARE, RADIO BLACKOUT
Departing sunspot complex AR2035-AR2046 erupted on April 25th at 0032 UT, producing a strong X1.3-class solar flare and an HF communications blackout on the dayside of Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation from the explosion:
The explosion also produced a CME, but because the blast site was so close to the sun's western limb, the cloud is not heading toward our planet. The chance of a geomagnetic storm remains low.