Space Weather Alert Strong X-ray Class: X3.1 Event

Space Weather AlertThe sun continues to be active as another Space Weather event has taken place. This could be a precurser to more events as Sunspot AR2192 continues to show it is not getting any weaker. This is a large an active sun spot and is still facing Earth. Has passed the point where it was directly facing Earth but that does not mean were in the clear yet. It still could product significant space weather.

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 24 2107 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 24 2141 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 24 2213 UTC
X-ray Class: X3.1
Optical Class: 3b
Location: S12W22
NOAA Scale: R3 – Strong

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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