Solar Eruption from AR11893 (Updated)

Peak of solar flare in the SDO/AIA 171, 193 and 131 angstrom channels

Peak of solar flare in the SDO/AIA 171, 193 and 131 angstrom channels

Peak of solar flare in the SDO/AIA 171, 193 and 131 angstrom channels

Peak of solar flare in the SDO/AIA 171, 193 and 131 angstrom channels

11 UT (11/19/2013) – Sunspot group AR11893 erupted producing a X1 solar flare peaking at 10:26 UT, Nov. 19, 2013.

X1 solar flare from AR11893 peaking at 10:26 UT, Nov. 19, 2013 (GOES 1 minute data)

X1 solar flare from AR11893 peaking at 10:26 UT, Nov. 19, 2013 (GOES 1 minute data)

X1 solar flare from AR11893 peaking at 10:26 UT, Nov. 19, 2013 (GOES 5 minute data)

X1 solar flare from AR11893 peaking at 10:26 UT, Nov. 19, 2013 (GOES 5 minute data)

A 10 cm radio burst associated with the solar flare was observed at 10:20 UT. This radio noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.

A potential impact of the solar flare is a wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour on large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point. A radio blackout alert, scale: R3 – Strong, was issued by NOAA.

A Type II radio burst was also observed starting at 10:24 UT. Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event. The estimated speed is 1049 km/s UT.

credit: NASA/SDO/helioviewer/NOAA

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