Updated 3/4/2012 @ 12:20 UTC
Long Duration M-Class Flare A long duration M2.0 Solar Flare peaked this morning at 10:45 UTC.
The latest blast was again centered around Sunspot 1429 located in the northeast quadrant. A 46 minute long 10cm Radio Burst, also known as a TenFlare, was recorded as well and measured 750 pfu.
Sometimes Long Duration flares can produce bright Coronal Mass Ejections. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest information. You can also follow the latest updates on SolarHam Facebook and clicking "LIKE". SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst Begin Time: 2012 Mar 04 1126 UTC Maximum Time: 2012 Mar 04 1135 UTC End Time: 2012 Mar 04 1212 UTC Duration: 46 minutes Peak Flux: 750 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.
MAJOR SOLAR FLARE ALERT: A major solar flare reaching X1.1 peaked at 04:09 UTC early Monday morning. The flare was centered around Sunspot 1429 and produced a bright CME. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest information.
Major X Class Solar Flare A long duration and major X1.1 solar flare peaked at 04:09 UTC Monday morning around Sunspot 1429. A strong R3 Level Radio Blackout resulted. A bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is now seen in the latest STEREO Behind and Lasco images.
The expanding plasma cloud is mostly heading towards the north and east, however a small portion looks to be Earth directed. This is the 10th largest solar flare of the current Sunspot Cycle and it also happens to be the 10th X-Class flare as well.
Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest updates. You can also follow the latest updates on SolarHam Facebook and clicking "LIKE". SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1 Begin Time: 2012 Mar 05 0230 UTC Maximum Time: 2012 Mar 05 0409 UTC End Time: 2012 Mar 05 0443 UTC X-ray Class: X1.1 Optical Class: 2b Location: N15E54 NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
34 gev_20120305_0230 2012/03/05 02:30:00 04:43:00 04:05:00 X1.1 N19E58 ( 1429 )
35 gev_20120305_1029 2012/03/05 10:29:00 10:36:00 10:31:00 C2.3 N16E50 ( 1429 )
36 gev_20120305_1205 2012/03/05 12:05:00 12:21:00 12:13:00 C5.8 N16E49 ( 1429 )
Event# EName Start Stop Peak GOES Class Derived Position (SECCHI/EUVI (BEACON) or EIT High Cadence Wavelength) 1 gev_20120306_0548 2012/03/06 05:48:00 05:58:00 05:52:00 C3.0 N21E24 ( 1430 )
EIT High Cadence Wavelength)
LATEST Activity Level -- HIGH -- 1 X-, 6 M-, and 18 C-class flares in past two day