World News Report Today
January 14th 2022!
NASA Scientist Say M-Class Or Possible X-Class Inbound!
SOMETHING FLARE-Y THIS WAY COMES: Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M2-class solar flare on Jan. 14th (0234 UT). The explosion was even bigger than it seemed. The actual blast may have been an X-class event, partially eclipsed by the edge of the sun:
This is the latest in a series of farside explosions which began earlier this week. The blast site is just behind the sun's northeastern limb, probably an unstable sunspot group. It has been hurling debris over the edge of the sun all week long.
Although this flare was a farside event, it still touched Earth. A pulse of X-rays ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere and caused a shortwave radio blackout over Australia:
Note: The bright light at the upper right of this SOHO coronagraph is Venus
Pilots, mariners and ham radio operators may have noticed unusual propagation effects at frequencies below 25 MHz.
The source of this activity will turn to face Earth this weekend. Stay tuned.