SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Mar 29 1735 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Mar 29 1748 UTC
End Time: 2014 Mar 29 1754 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.0
Optical Class: 2b
NOAA Scale: R3 – Strong
An X1-class solar flare emitted from sunspot AR2017 NASA’s SDO recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash March 29th at 1752 UT:
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio – Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.
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NOAA Space Weather Scales (meaning of R1,
S1, Etc.) can be found at https://www.knowledgeorb.com/current-space-weather/noaa-space-weather-scales/
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