Breaking News - Mega Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc on Radio Communications

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Breaking News - Mega Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc on Radio Communications

Post by NewsOnline on Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:20 pm

Breaking News - Mega Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc on Radio Communications

Published February 17, 2011 | Space.com



A whopper of a solar flare that fired up earlier this week is wreaking havoc on some radio communications on Earth, and could spark exceptional auroras soon.

The class X solar flare – the most powerful kind of solar flare – spewed from the sun Monday (Feb. 14), unleashing a massive wave of charged particles speeding toward Earth. Now the flare has triggered a geomagnetic storm in our planet's magnetic field that interrupted radio communications in China and could disrupt satellites and power grids as well, AFP reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/17/mega-solar-flare-wreaks-havoc-radio-communications/#ixzz1EFCOHLRP

But flares like this also churn out streams of protons and electrons called coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that can take 24 hours or more to reach Earth, so we are still feeling its effects.

In fact, three CMEs are making their way toward our planet right now, and are due to arrive "about mid to late day" today, Feb. 17, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/17/mega-solar-flare-wreaks-havoc-radio-communications/#ixzz1EFDHOrlC

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Re: Breaking News - Mega Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc on Radio Communications

Post by abc123 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:03 pm

hello friends, i am from bhubaneswar , i have some little bit knowledge about forum.this news said that there is immediate effects on radio communication and GPS system right as flare occurred.

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