Strong solar flare affecting communications

Reprinted from Space Weather News for Sept. 10, 201,

X-FLARE:  Active sunspot AR2158 erupted on Sept. 10th, producing a strong X1.6-class solar flare.  Because the sunspot is directly facing Earth, this is a geoeffective event. HF radio blackouts and other communications disturbances have already been observed on the day-lit side of Earth. Stay tuned to for more information and updates about the possibility of an Earth-directed CME and geomagnetic storms in the days ahead.

DON’T MISS THE STORM: Aurora alerts are available from (text) and (voice).


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