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Long-duration C1.5 solar flare produced Earth-directed CME

Long-duration C1.5 solar flare produced Earth-directed CME

A long-duration C1.5 solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2699 on February 12, 2018. The event started at 00:15, peaked at 01:35 and ended at 03:21 UTC. A G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for February 15. This event produced an…… Read more »

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Solar storm: How massive flare nearly caused WWIII

Solar storm: How massive flare nearly caused WWIII

Believing its radars were being jammed, the US nearly launched a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union in 1967. Disaster was averted when military weather forecasters explained that the “jamming” was actually a massive solar flare, a new report reveals. US Air Force officers who helped prevent a nuclear holocaust revealed the details of the […]Source: Solar storm: How massive flare nearly caused WWIII