Hey, Space Placers!
The erupting X-Ray Flare 12/14/23
Credit: NASA Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO)
STRONGEST SOLAR FLARE OF SOLAR CYCLE 25
published: Friday, December 15, 2023 00:30 UTC
An X2.8 flare (R3) occurred from Region 3514; located over the far NW area of the Sun. This is likely one of the largest solar radio events ever recorded. Radio communication interference with aircraft were reported by multiple NWS Center Weather Service Units (CWSU) co-located at FAA facilities. These impacts were felt from one end of the Nation to the other. Additionally, SWPC is analyzing a possible Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) associated with this flare. Continue to monitor our web page for the latest information and updates.
Source: SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Oh, and here is my BRIGHTEST Gemind taken this morning:
Sky Guy in VA