Space Weather

Issue Time: 2017 Sep 06 1008 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2017 Sep 06 0848 UTC
Maximum Time: 2017 Sep 06 0910 UTC
End Time: 2017 Sep 06 0959 UTC
X-ray Class: X2.2
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S08W33
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.

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This post compiled using data gathered from NOAA and NASA.

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