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Originally posted by csuldm
Hmmmm, spaceweather.com seems to be down right now.
Perhaps they've received too much traffic and their site crashed?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by jude11
Why not get the data from the original source?
Originally posted by voyger2
Originally posted by redtic
Wow, spaceweather just freaked me out...
Must be a glitch..
Does anybody know whats really happening ? wow...
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by redtic
This "X20+" thing is all over the internet now:
Originally posted by jude11
Most likely a viral Hoax. An X20 is not a small thing and we would most likely be seeing effects as of this moment. Serious effects.
I can't say for sure tho.
2013-05-14 15:52 UTC Momentary Lull?
No new activity from Region 1748 in the past 15 hours. So far the tally is; three R3 (Strong) Radio Blackouts and three CMEs. All the CMEs have been off the Sun-Earth line so Geomagnetic storming is not anticipated -- yet.There is a small enhancement in the GOES >10 MeV protons (see plot below) but well below Solar Radiation Storm event thresholds. Forecasters are hoping to get a better look at the region soon as it rotates toward center disk. The three Radio Blackouts were all spawned by X-Class flares, each one slightly larger than its predecessor. Watch here to see if that trend continues.
Originally posted by kurthall
That's nothing compared to the past.
2013-05-15 14:34 UTC Solar Radiation Storm Begins
The recent eruptions from Region 1748, first causing enhanced levels of solar protons and now passing event threshold, have produced an S1 (Minor) Solar Radiation Storm as of 1335 UTC (9:35 EDT) today. That condition is expected to linger in the S1 category, pending further eruptions. In addition, the CME associated with the most recent R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout (0148 UTC today) is predicted to sideswipe the geomagnetic field early on May 18 (UTC). Forecasters do not anticipate any Geomagnetic Storm activity with that. Back at the Sun, Region 1748 is still potent; forecasters are looking for more of the same today.