Space Weather

Issue Time: 2017 Sep 10 1813 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2017 Sep 10 1535 UTC
Maximum Time: 2017 Sep 10 1606 UTC
End Time: 2017 Sep 10 1631 UTC
X-ray Class: X8.2
Location: S09W90
NOAA Scale: R3 – Strong

Comment: Flare originated from Region 2673, currently located just behind the west limb.

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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