Major X1.8 Solar Flare heading towards Earth – Dec 20, 2014

X1.8 solar-flare-Earth_sunOn December 17, 2014, active Region 12242 unleashed a strong M8.7 solar flare and the same region unleashed again a major solar flare, this time a major X.18 associated with the last blast was a TenFlare/Radio Burst and an R3 Radio Blackout.

The size of the X1.8 blast indicates that a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) will be associated and is expected to be earth directed and should become geoeffective sometime on December 23 where geomagnetic storming will be possible at high latitudes.

 

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