An X-class flare hits Earth on the Sun

(ORDO NEWS) — To round it up, it was an X-flare. On April 21 at 01:57 UT, satellites in near-Earth orbit recorded a powerful M9.6 class solar flare. The source was the sunspot complex AR2993-94, facing directly towards the Earth.

Emission from the flash caused a shortwave radio outage over Southeast Asia and Australia. It is noteworthy that for the second day in a row in the same region of the Earth there is a disconnection of radio communications. This also happened yesterday in response to an even stronger X2.2 flare.

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Shortly after the outbreak, the US Air Force reported a Type II solar radio burst, a natural form of radio noise generated by shock waves at the leading edge of the CME. This means that we can expect a CME to appear at the site of the explosion.

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