X1 Solar Flare Erupts … Amazing!

Sunspot AR1598 erupted on Oct. 23rd at 0322 UT, producing a strong X1-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:

Sunspot AR1598 erupts with X1 Solar Flare.

Radiation from the flare created waves of ionization in the upper atmosphere over Asia and Australia (the daylight side of Earth) and possibly HF radio blackouts at high latitudes. The blast did not, however, produce a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). No auroras are expected to result from this event.

Article from: spaceweather.com

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