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 Post subject: 2017 Radio Blackouts
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2017, 3:01 pm 
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A moderate radio blackout happened today; an M5 flare erupted at 9:29am CDT. The possibility of more M-class flares is shrinking as AR2644 turns away from the Earth. I will monitor the alerts from NOAA daily through Friday.

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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/r2-radio-blackout-1429-utc-3-april-2017


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Radio Blackouts
PostPosted: September 6th, 2017, 12:48 pm 
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A strong radio blackout happened today; an X2.2 flare erupted at 5:10am CDT, followed by an X9.3 flare at 7:02am CDT. This is quite impressive as the Sun has been heading toward "minimum" for some time.

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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/r3-x93-flare-radio-blackout-6-september-1202-utc


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Radio Blackouts
PostPosted: September 11th, 2017, 7:29 pm 
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Active Region 2673 (no longer visible on the Earth-facing side of the Sun) produced an X8.2-rated flare at 11:06am CDT yesterday morning. Wow! This sure is an exciting "heading towards minimum"!

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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/x82-r3-strong-x-ray-event-observed-101606-utc


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