10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) lasting 26 minutes and measuring 3700 sfu detected.
SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 02 1341 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 02 1357 UTC
End Time: 2014 Apr 02 1407 UTC
Duration: 26 minutes
Peak Flux: 3700 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 153 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.
04/02/2014 @ 14:20 UTC
First imagery of solar flare now available. Located on right hand side of this page.
04/02/2014 @ 14:15 UTC
Moderately Strong M6.5 Solar Flare detected. Source of flare is Sunspot 2027. Peak time was 14:05 UTC.
SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 02 1318 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 02 1405 UTC
End Time: 2014 Apr 02 1428 UTC
X-ray Class: M6.5
Optical Class: sf
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.