Saturday, March 29, 2014

X.1 Solar Flare


Strong solar flare detected! Sunspot 2017 located in the northwest quadrant produced an impulsive X1.0 solar flare peaking at 17:48 UTC. The flare was responsible for a brief radio blackout which effected the HF radio spectrum on the sunlit side of Earth during the middle of the CQ Worldwide WPX radio contest. Signals did recover quickly. More information to follow regarding a possible coronal mass ejection (CME). Stay tuned.
ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Mar 29 1753 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 4508 km/s
Comment: Associated with X1/2b event from Region 2017. Also associated with Castelli U radio Burst with 110,000 sfu burst on 245 MHz. Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Mar 29 1745 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Mar 29 1746 UTC
End Time: 2014 Mar 29 1748 UTC
Duration: 3 minutes
Peak Flux: 360 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.


  1. Hi Slaade,here Lux : look at following vid how this dog is enjoying life on 2 legs. Most people who have decided to end his life.
    My youngest cat has to be operated on her leg this week, she has malformation on bone.So for 2 weeks she will be on 3 legs and after 4 more weeks she should be walking again normal.
    How is your roommate?

    1. Hi Lux! I just happened to watch that video today on LiveLeak. Totally awesome! He looks so happy :) Sending healing vibes for your kitty cat's speedy recovery.
      My roommate is doing great! She is 12 days post her 1st chemotherapy treatment and has had NO issues! NONE! We are following a very strict diet of fruits, veggies, chicken and fish. She's eating great, drinking lots of water and is freaking out a bit because she shaved her hair off (wanted to take control of the hair loss) and none of what's left has fallen out yet ha! Everyone thinks her short doo looks better anyway LOL. 5 more treatments to go and then surgery. Positive attitude does wonders. So far so good. Thank you so much for asking :) Namaste~