Thursday, May 8, 2014

X-Ray Event exceeded M5 (R2)

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 117
Issue Time: 2014 May 08 1029 UTC
 SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 May 08 0920 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 May 08 1007 UTC
End Time: 2014 May 08 1018 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.2
Optical Class: 2b
Location: N08E54
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
 Comment: Flare was from Region 2056.

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

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