Space Weather

Issue Time: 2016 Jul 23 0247 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2016 Jul 23 0146 UTC
Maximum Time: 2016 Jul 23 0211 UTC
End Time: 2016 Jul 23 0223 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.0
Location: N04W75
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

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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