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Solar Flare X13
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post Sep 7 2005, 11:41 PM
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SOLAR FLARE: At 1740 UT on Sept. 7th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a major solar flare, X13-class or stronger, coming from the sun's eastern limb. The source of the explosion was probably returning sunspot 798, which sparked strong auroras in August.

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post Sep 8 2005, 04:49 PM
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"... or stronger ..." Indeed!

It was a giant X-17.1 flare!! blink.gif

The source of the halloween aurora 2003 was a X-17.2 flare.

CME animation: http://www.magnetsturm.de/temp/cme_20050907.gif

Animation of x-ray images: http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_even...1717_sxilm.html


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post Sep 8 2005, 11:49 PM
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By a huge coincidence only ~14 hours before, I had been looking at the loop that this flare came from with the new H-Alpha telescope our department has just bought!

Very cool! cool.gif

Thanks for letting us know.

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post Sep 8 2005, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (jamescanvin @ Sep 9 2005, 12:49 AM)
By a huge coincidence only ~14 hours before, I had been looking at the loop that this flare came from with the new H-Alpha telescope our department has just bought!

Very cool!  cool.gif

Thanks for letting us know.

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There was another major flare at 21:05 UT Sept 8th - X5.


.....and is something happening right now?

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post Sep 9 2005, 09:56 AM
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This X-17.1 was the fourth largest solar flare ever observed.

http://www.spaceweather.com/solarflares/topflares.html


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post Sep 19 2005, 04:00 PM
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Amazing picture! blink.gif

The ghostly light show was triggered by solar particles spewed from the sun during series of flares that began on Sept. 7. A particularly active sunspot, known as AR 798, produced nine X-class solar flares during that series, though they had little effect on Earth aside from brief radio blackouts, NASA officials said.

The latest solar flares made September 2005 the most active with the Sept. 7 flare classified as an X-17 event the fifth (and fourth) largest ever observed.

Auroral Ring:


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post Sep 19 2005, 04:14 PM
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And a movie: blink.gif blink.gif

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/133778main_FUV_640x480.mov


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