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M9.0 Solar Flare Detected.

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Just wanted to post this update. If it's already been posted please remove.

M9.0 Solar flare detected.

www.solarham.net...

"Strong Solar Flare- A strong solar flare reaching M9.0 was detected around a new active region at 18:14 UTC this afternoon. The responsible sunspot is now rotating into view off the eastern limb. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest updates. Image by SDO."

Anyone know if this could effect us?

Thanks




posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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thanks for the heads up but an M class flare is not a strong flare, it's about as alarming as a 5.0 earthquake on a fault line, plus this one wasn't earth directed, so this wouldn't affect us at all.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Might get a nice aurora depending on where it hits.

No need to worry until you see an X class with a high number that is facing us directly.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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The duration of the flare wasn't real long. It might add to the northern lights but that's about all. If it was earth directed and a long duration flare, it could cause more problems even though it is only an M flare. Two or three flares in a row causes problems also if they are in the M's. Wait, we have some good size sunspots on the sun.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Anyone know if this could effect us?

There was a minor CME associated with the flare but it was not Earth directed so no geomagnetic activity would be expected.





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