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The Sun Erupts In The Most Intense Solar Flare Of This Cycle

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The particles and solar radiation may also hamper radio signals. The new geomagnetic storm warning comes a few days after a strong solar flare temporarily knocked out radio communications. The flare was an X-class flare, the most intense variety.

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Fiona O (565)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 3:29 pm
The sun is moving toward a low point in its activity cycle, but these solar flares didn’t get the message. NASA has released new footage of eruptions that took place over the last several days, including a solar flare that is the most intense one in years.

Between all the solar flares and coronal mass ejections shooting out of the sun since the beginning the month sending radiation and charged particles toward Earth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center has put geomagnetic storm warnings in place, anticipating how it would interact with the magnetic field around our planet. The most recent warning predicts a moderate geomagnetic storm for Wednesday and a minor one for Thursday — ranked a G2 and a G1, on a scale where G5 is the strongest.

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Kathleen M (211)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 3:50 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing Fiona! Wonder if we'll see the Aurora Borealis at lower latitudes than usual?

Animae C (516)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 5:43 pm
Awesome footage of the event!
The Aurora Borealis will be more vivid!

TY Fiona

John Gregoire (291)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 4:16 am
I got a kick out of that old CB radio photo! Wonder if anyone still uses this popular 1970s item?

Janet B (0)
Friday September 15, 2017, 12:57 pm

Lenore K (0)
Friday September 15, 2017, 2:53 pm

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 7:21 am
Stunning images! Thanks for sharing. Noted.

Janis K (126)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 11:09 am
Cool, thanks
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