Space Weather Warning – Sudden Geomagnetic Pulse, Radio Emissions


The sun remains active with a Type IV Radio emissions as well as a Sudden Geomagnetic Pulse Warning. The type IV radio emissions are associated with major solar eruptions. Typically strong Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) and solar Radiation Storm.

NOAA issued a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse Warning from May 18, 2013 0014 UTC to May 18, 2013 0145 UTC.

Radion Emission Alert Details 
Issue Time: 2013 May 17 0927 UTC
ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2013 May 17 0850 UTC

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This post compiled using data gathered from NOAA and NASA.

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