Major X1.3 solar flare detected beyond the west limb at 00:27 UTC. Source region appears to be 2035. A 10cm radio burst measuring 1100 sfu and lasting 5 minutes was associated with the event. A CME is now visible in the latest LASCO C2 imagery, but will be directed away from our planet. More to follow.
04/25/2014 @ 06:40 UTC
Video by SDO and LASCO C2 now available via YouTube.
04/25/2014 @ 02:05 UTC
AIA video of the event is now available. Located on bottom right of page.
04/25/2014 @ 01:15 UTC
A coronal mass ejection (CME) now emerging in the latest LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery. A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 753 km/s reported.
ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 25 0022 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 753 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
04/25/2014 @ 01:05 UTC
Solar flare event was associated with a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) measuring 1100 solar flux units (sfu) and lasting 5 minutes.
SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Apr 25 0020 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 25 0021 UTC
End Time: 2014 Apr 25 0025 UTC
Duration: 5 minutes
Peak Flux: 1100 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 130 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.
04/25/2014 @ 00:55 UTC
Updated imagery suggests the flare took place around departed region 2035, now located just beyond the west limb. Any associated CME will be likely directed away from Earth.
04/25/2014 @ 00:35 UTC
Major X1.3 solar flare detected at 00:27 UTC. Location is near the west limb. More to follow.