posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 08:54 PM
From what I've read the X20 of 04.02.01 wasn't directed towards earth so we would be hard pressed to find "effects," however, 'solcomhouse,'
'soho hotshots,' 'spaceweather top flares,' 'Whitley Streiber's unknown country,' 'science daily' all put the largest flare at X25 to X30 or
X28 to X30 or X45 depending on the source. This flare was on 11.04.03 and Dr. Ernest Hildner director of NOAA/NASA spaceweather said of it at the
time, "This solar flare was the largest I have ever seen. The solar flare that occurred today was so large we do not have a chart high enough to
register it. My best guess would be between X25 and X30." One source stated that "some of it was directed toward earth." On some of these sites
it is stated that it had to be estimated because the detectors became overloaded. Radio wave band measurements placed it at X45.
The charts on these sites were also interesting because the flare magnitudes seem to be in some kind of escalation mode since 1976. As a lay person,
it is difficult to judge the effects of an M or X etc. because it's a question of searching local news articles after the fact to find that out. It
is time-consuming but personally rewarding for anyone interested in anomalies.