Space Weather

Issue Time: 2017 Apr 03 1447 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2017 Apr 03 1419 UTC
Maximum Time: 2017 Apr 03 1429 UTC
End Time: 2017 Apr 03 1434 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.8
Location: N12W71
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.

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