X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE (UPDATED) : A big and very active sunspot complex emerged over the sun’s northeastern limb yesterday. It has already produced an X1-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast on April 17th at 03:34 UT:
A pulse of X-rays from the flare produced a strong shortwave radio blackout over southeast Asia and Australia: map. Mariners, aviators, and ham radio operators may have noticed unusual propagation effects at frequencies below 30 MHz.
Update: New images from SOHO confirm that the explosion hurled a CME into space: movie. The bulk of the CME will miss Earth, passing behind our planet in its orbit around the sun. However, there might be an Earth-directed component. NOAA analysts are looking into this now.
Meanwhile, get ready for more flares. This sunspot group has been active for more than a week, hurling CMEs and plumes of plasma into space from its location on the farside of the sun. Now it is turning to face Earth and shows no signs of slowing down.
X Class Solar Flare, Biggest Sunspots, Disaster Science | S0 News Apr.17.2022 (3 min)
Solar storm incoming. It should be moderate but it depends on how weak our magnetic shield actually is. It will be arriving Sunday night U.S. time. Sydney is 16 hours ahead of New York. So depending on regional time zones arriving some time on Monday during the day in Australia. Select watch on YouTube for show notes.
CME plasma on the way (Sunday Night U.S. time) if you have survived the nuclear war, the hunger games and the plague.🤣🤡 pic.twitter.com/PFb9SsCrGR
Note this - "We merely guess at what is really down there". I think Ben is right...Dutchsinse suggests that the earth has plasma at the center. It is electromagnetic. The universe is inter-connected by electromagnetism and plasma (not dark matter).
Black Brant XII Rocket Carrying The KiNET-X Mission Finally Blasts Off from NASA’s Wallops Site
On 8th and final night, rocket blasts off from NASA’s Wallops site https://bit.ly/3y9slJs NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Visible in Eastern United States https://go.nasa.gov/2RgecK8 LIFTOFF ❗A Black Brant XII carrying the KiNET-X mission launched at 8:36 pm ET. The mission is releasing vapor tracers 9-10 minutes after launch at about 217-249 miles altitude over the Atlantic Ocean and 540-560 miles downrange from Wallops, just north of Bermuda. https://bit.ly/3yadfDH from south jersey, NJ! don’t my mother and my commentary, super big space and NASA fans and we’re just geeking out!!! https://bit.ly/3yadfDH [Liftoff 1:44:04] NASA’s Black Brant XII Rocket Launch LIVE | NASA Wallops Launch |Artificial Aurora https://bit.ly/3okQ84N