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Author Topic: X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021  (Read 313 times)

Offline IQ_imbalance

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X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021
« on: October 28, 2021, 1744 UTC »
Was wondering why reception was junk today....
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Re: X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 1128 UTC »
Possible G3 geomagnetic storm on 10/30 due to the CME from the flare, with residual G1-G2 levels persisting through 10/31.
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Re: X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 1815 UTC »
SUN DAY Halloween solar flare headed for Earth could trigger Northern Lights this weekend and disrupt power grid?      https://www.the-sun.com/news/3957750/halloween-solar-flare-headed-earth-power-grid/      Yeah... I had this posted in WEATHER just minutes before, but moved this up here when I'd seen the preceding posts. (My bad...)
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Re: X1 solar flare & radio blackout ~1530 28 OCT 2021
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 1347 UTC »
Hey All,

I noticed a definite dip on MW recently, without looking at  the Solar pages. Lots of stuff missing.   I figured we got hit

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« Last Edit: November 09, 2021, 1350 UTC by NQC »
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