Space Weather 2 ALERTS!, sunlit side of Earth 10/22/12

ALERT 1

Issue Time: 2012 Oct 22 1911 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2012 Oct 22 1838 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 Oct 22 1851 UTC
End Time: 2012 Oct 22 1901 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.0
Location: S10E60
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio – Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

 

ALERT 2

Issue Time: 2012 Oct 22 1852 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2012 Oct 22 1851 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

 

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