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The largest solar flare of the current solar cycle 24 was just observed around region 2673. The massive event measuring X9.3 peaked at 12:02 UTC Wednesday. A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 1969 km/s was recorded.

A bright, fast moving halo coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed leaving the sun following the event and does indeed have an Earth directed component. Because of the sunspots location now off center in the southwest quadrant, the bulk of the plasma cloud is traveling to the west. The Earth directed flank is still significant enough to almost make a geomagnetic storm a certainty by Friday. Sky watchers should be alert for visible aurora during the next several nights while we await another CME generated an M5.5 flare on Sept. 4. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the most up to date information.


X-rays and strong UV radiation from the blast caused a radio back out over much Europe, Africa and Eastern South America.  

The solar flare is the strongest of a series emitting from a rather large sunspot rotating across the western limb of our sun.   AR2673 is expected to remain a hot bed of solar activity in the coming days.  In the meantime, sky gazers remain on "aurora alert" status!  

Keep your fingers crossed for that. 

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we have been watching this all .no one has said boo about it that ive seen thank you jeremy.

You're welcome Jean. Everyone has been so fixated on the hurricane, that they are missing a huge story.

What exactally does this mean?

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