Thursday, July 12, 2012

R3 - Radio Blackouts (Strong) are in effect. NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

R3 - Radio Blackouts (Strong) are in effect. Region 1520 produced a fantastic solar flare today, an X1/2B. It is too early to see if a CME or energetic particles were associated with this event, but SWPC forecasters are monitoring the situation closely.

Attached is screen shot of the SWPC Global D-region absorption plot. To read about the D-region, please visit
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.
This plot shows real world effects, being observed in real time, to help people understand how Space Weather is effecting Human Technology.

For the latest on this event, or any Space Weather related information, visit us at
www.spaceweather.gov