Friday, April 25, 2014

X1.3 Solar Flare Occurred 0027 UTC on 25 April

A bright X1.3 solar flare occurred yesterday (North American time) at 0027 UTC.  It was accompanied by an 1100 Solar Flux Unit burst at 10 cm, and a large coronal mass ejection (CME).

This magnitude doesn't make the top ten list for Cycle 24 flares, but it's still up there.

Given the flare's position, on active region 2035 just over the west limb, its energetic CME should completely miss the Earth.