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Jan 13 2015

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Effects of an M5 solar flare

Over at SpaceWeather.com, they report an M5-class solar flare erupted early this morning and struck the Earth with a pulse of ionized UV radiation. NOAA recorded the hit, which disrupted HF comms briefly when it hit:

It’s unclear at this time if a CME erupted as well, but if so, it would likely miss the Earth due to the location of the offending sunspot (AR2257).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2015/01/13/effects-of-an-m5-solar-flare/

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