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From Space Weather.com

The Classification of X-ray Solar Flares

A solar flare is an explosion on the Sun that happens when energy stored in twisted magnetic fields (usually above sunspots) is suddenly released. Flares produce a burst of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma-rays. [more information]

Scientists classify solar flares according to their x-ray brightness in the wavelength range 1 to 8 Angstroms. There are 3 categories: X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms. M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth's polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare. Compared to X- and M-class events, C-class flares are small with few noticeable consequences here on Earth.

This figure shows a series of solar flares detected by NOAA satellites in July 2000:


Each category for x-ray flares has nine subdivisions ranging from, e.g., C1 to C9, M1 to M9, and X1 to X9. In this figure, the three indicated flares registered (from left to right) X2, M5, and X6. The X6 flare triggered a radiation storm around Earth nicknamed the Bastille Day event.


Peak (W/m2)between 1 and 8 Angstroms


 I < 10-6


 10-6 < = I < 10-5


 10-5 < = I < 10-4


 I > = 10-4

Intense Solar Storm Set To Strike On Friday The 13th?

Intense Solar Storm Set To Strike On Friday The 13th?

The sun generated three powerful solar flares over the last two days, and the effects of the solar storm could be felt on Earth as early as this Friday, the 13th.

Posted in CME's & Solar Flares - News & Stories, Prophesy, Conspiracy & Out of this World Stuff!, Threats - CME's or Solar Flares


NASA Warns: “If A Space Super Storm Like The 2012 Storm Hits Earth We Will Be Picking Up The Pieces For Years”


A new video from NASA’s science division highlights the fact that earth is one X-Class solar flare away from a situation that would completely alter life on earth as we know it today.

Written by Mac Slavo, Posted in CME's & Solar Flares - News & Stories, Preppers News & Stories, Threats - CME's or Solar Flares


Partial Eclipse of the Sun to be seen in Australia

Partial solar eclipse

For those who are keen to observe and experience an eclipse of the sun in Australian skies, grab your deck chairs, stock up your eskies and get comfortable, as it is expected that we will be able to watch this event late this afternoon...

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Solar Flare Twice The Size Of Earth Producing M-Class Blasts Every Two Hours


Sunspot AR 1967 near the southeastern limb of the sun is producing M-Class solar flares about every two hours.

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