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Re: BIG FLARE: The most powerful solar flare ever recorded



Hi Peter...

H.F. seemed to be totally wiped out last Saturday, March 31 also.  Was this
part of the same event?

And keep up the great work on AO-40!

Frank
wb2bxo@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Guelzow <peter.guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 5:06 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] BIG FLARE: The most powerful solar flare ever recorded


> BIG FLARE: The most powerful solar flare ever recorded --
> an X20-class event -- erupted near sunspot 9393 at 2150 UT on
> April 2nd. The event was even stronger than a well-known flare in
> March 1989 that led to the collapse of a power grid in Quebec. No
> such calamities are likely this time, however, because sunspot
> 9393 -the source of the explosion- is near the Sun's west limb; the
> bulk of the explosion was directed away from Earth. (Note:
> Monday's flare was initially classified as X17, but it was since been
> upgraded to X20.)
> The flux of 10 MeV solar protons surrounding our planet has soared
> to approximately 10,000 times normal. Such radiation levels pose
> no appreciable hazard to air travelers, astronauts or satellites. The
> ongoing radiation storm is a NOAA S2- to S3-category event.
>
> source: http://spaceweather.com/
>
> 73s Peter
>
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