Surprise: the sun is flaring again


Big Island ARRL News, 03 April 2017, 14:55 hrs, UTC, Post #162.

Source:http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/april/surprise-the-sun-is-flaring-again.htm#.WOTcMogrLIU

Accessed on 03 April 2017, 14:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

After several quiet months, the Sun unleashed a group of M-Class flares on 01 and 02 April 2017.  These disturbances have impacted shortwave radio reception in several areas of the globe.

According to http://www.southgatearc.org, the effects of these solar flares were soon felt:

“The powerful explosions also sent beams of radio energy toward Earth, causing roars of static to issue from the loudspeakers of some shortwave receivers.

Listen to a sample audio file on today’s edition of Spaceweather.com, and stay tuned for more flares on April 3rd as the sunspot shows little sign of quieting.”

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