Wednesday, 20 November 2013

X-Class Flare Hurls Off CME Into Space - 20th November

With all the recent solar activity it was only a matter of time before another flare occurred.  On 19th november at 10.26ut departing sunspot AR11893 crackled with a massive X-1 flare.  While the explosion was not squarely directed at Earth this flare did affect our planet, with the UV flash creating a wave of ionisation in the upper atmosphere over Europe, Asia and part of Africa with a brief high frequency radio blackout occurring over the poles.  The explosion hurled off a huge CME however this is not aimed at our planet.