Long duration M2.3 flare erupts causing S1 Minor solar radiation storm

Long duration M2.3 flare erupts causing S1 Minor solar radiation storm

A long duration solar flare measuring M2.3 at its peak time erupted from departing Region 2473 at 00:11 UTC on January 2, 2016. The event started at 23:10 UTC on January 1 and ended at 01:01 UTC on January 2.

A Type II (estimated velocity 1019 km/s) and a Type IV radio sweeps were associated with the event. Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the Sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar radiation storms.

A CME was produced by the event but, due to region's location on the southwestern limb, is not Earth directed. However, low energy protons started to rise following the eruption, and an S1 Minor solar radiation storm was subsequently observed (threshold was crossed at 04:30 UTC). Potential impacts: Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Image credit: SWPC

Image credit: ESA/NASA SOHO/LASCO C2

Image credit: ESA/NASA SOHO/LASCO C2

SWPC alerts

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 1036
Issue Time: 2016 Jan 01 2355 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2016 Jan 01 2322 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1019 km/s

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

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Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 523
Issue Time: 2016 Jan 01 2355 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2016 Jan 01 2324 UTC

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

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Space Weather Message Code: ALTPX1
Serial Number: 314
Issue Time: 2016 Jan 02 0446 UTC

ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV Integral Flux exceeded 10pfu
Begin Time: 2016 Jan 02 0430 UTC
NOAA Scale: S1 - Minor

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Radio - Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting in fades at lower frequencies.

Featured image: NASA SDO/AIA 304

Tags: m-class, s1 storm

Comments

helen ra 8 months ago

THIS IS JUST GREAT, WE ARE PREPARED FOR IMMINENT DRAGON MODE SOLAR FLARE TO HIT EARTH AND GET OUR TRANSFIGURATION INTO OUR SOLAR LIGHT BODIES TO TRASCEND THIS NIGHTMARE 3D RIGHT TO THE HIGHER REALMS OF 5D AND UPPER THRU THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL PORTALS OF OUR MOST BELOVED SUN! AMEN! & HALLELUJAH!

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