Fifth X-Class flare observed around region 2192, this time an X2.0 at 10:56 UTC / Oct. 26th. Strong R3 radio blackout observed on sunlit side of Earth. A noteworthy CME does not appear to be associated with the latest event.
10/26/2014 @ 12:30 UTC
Video presentation of the flare event by SDO is now available below.
10/26/2014 @ 11:40 UTC
Video run using the AIA 193 channel indicates little to no coronal dimming. A noteworthy CME is not likely at this time.
10/26/2014 @ 11:10 UTC
Region 2192 will not let up. Attached image below courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captures the fifth X-Class solar flare around the active region, this time an X2.0 peaking at 10:56 UTC Sunday morning. A strong R3 radio blackout was observed on the sunlit side of Earth. More details to follow should a coronal mass ejection (CME) be associated. So far, all previous flares around this region have failed to produce a CME.
SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 26 1004 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 26 1056 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 26 1118 UTC
X-ray Class: X2.0
Optical Class: 2b
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong
Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.