Space Weather Alert X-ray Event exceeded M5 3/12/14

latest_aia_304_tn3_12_Issue Time: 2014 Mar 12 2258 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 Mar 12 2228 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Mar 12 2234 UTC
End Time: 2014 Mar 12 2239 UTC
X-ray Class: M9.3
Location: N15W90
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

Comment: Location (Region 1996) based on SDO-EVE SAM and ESP instrument data.

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.
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