Were getting very close to Solar Max and the Sun has been becoming active. In the last 24 hours there has been a space weather alert for X-Ray Flux exceeding M5 and type two Radio Emissions.
Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
The X-Ray event 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.
Alert #1 Issue Time: 2013 May 13 0206 UTC ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2013 May 13 0204 UTC NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate Alert #2
Issue Time: 2013 May 13 0310 UTC ALERT: Type II Radio Emission Begin Time: 2013 May 13 0210 UTC Estimated Velocity: 2347 km/s
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This post compiled using data gathered from NOAA and NASA.