EVENT LOG: X1.6 SOLAR FLARE     DATE: 10/22/2014 @ 14:28 UTC     SOURCE: Sunspot 2192

Region 2192 produced another X-Flare, this time an x1.6 peaking at 14:19. A 10cm Radio Burst measuring 200 solar flux units (SFU) and lasting 4 minutes was detected. Just like the previous X-Ray events, coronal dimming was not observed. A noteworthy CME is not likely at this time. More to follow when necessary.


10/22/2014 @ 15:55 UTC
Video presentation of the X1.6 event is now available.

10/22/2014 @ 14:40 UTC
A 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) measuring 200 sfu and lasting 4 minutes was detected during the onset of the X1.6 solar flare event.

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 22 1405 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 22 1406 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 22 1409 UTC
Duration: 4 minutes
Peak Flux: 200 sfu
Latest Penticton Noon Flux: 199 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.

10/22/2014 @ 14:40 UTC
Region 2192 produced a strong solar flare peaking at X1.6 at 14:28 UTC. An R3 radio blackout producing significant HF signal fading was observed on the sunlit side of Earth.

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 22 1402 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 22 1428 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 22 1450 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.6
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S14E13
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.