Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Radio-Active" Solar Flare

Source - Space Weather News for Feb. 14, 2011:

EARTH-DIRECTED SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity increased sharply over the weekend with the eruption of an M6.6-class solar flare from behemoth sunspot 1158. The blast produced a strong burst of radio waves heard in the loudspeakers of shortwave receivers around the dayside of our planet, and it appears to have hurled a faint coronal mass ejection toward Earth. Sights and sounds from the event are highlighted on today's edition of

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt in your area? Sign up for (voice) or (text) for space weather alerts.

No comments: