Thursday, July 12, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: AR 1520 Massive Solar Flare X-Class 1.4 CME - Earth Directed - 16:53 UT

X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because the sunspot was directly facing Earth at the time of the blast, this is a geoeffective event. Stay tuned for updates about possible CMEs and radio blackouts.  The UV and X-ray pulse from the flare will have partially ionized Earth's upper atmosphere on the dayside of our planet, disturbing the normal propagation of radio signals. Watch the Realtime Space Weather Gallery for possible reports of sudden ionospheric disturbances and other effects.

Solar energetic particle event near Earth - NASA Goddard Space Weather Center
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation from the blast site of AR 1520 16:53 UT 12.7.2012


OK, that's all I have right now.  This is a GAME CHANGER!!!!!

Will advise and update as News comes in...........

Hold on to your butts.