2022 Radio Blackouts

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Christopher K.
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2022 Radio Blackouts

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Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R1

Several hours ago there was an R1 alert from the Space Weather Prediction Center. According to the SWPC this alert is sent out when there is the possibility of weak or minor degradation of high-frequency radio communication on sunlit side of the Earth, occasional loss of radio contact and brief degradation of low-frequency navigation signals.

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https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
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Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R1

At 6:29am CDT a class M4 flare occurred. The flare location was Active Region 2975. Imagery from SOHO indicates a coronal mass ejection also occurred. The SWPC is asking interested parties to monitor its news bulletins and solar weather data for possible additional statements.

More information:
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/sol ... -blackouts
https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/m4-fl ... march-2022
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Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R3

At 10:57pm CDT last night a class X2.2 flare occurred. The flare's likely location of origin was former Active Region 2992. A burst of over 500 solar flux units occurred on 2695 MHz. The United States Air Force Radio Solar Telescope Network detected a Type II "radio sweep" with a velocity of over 1600 kilometers per second.

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https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/x2-fl ... 22-utc-day
https://www.557weatherwing.af.mil/About ... e-network/
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Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R3

At 8:25am CDT this morning a class X1.1 flare occurred. The flare's likely location of origin was just past the southeast limb of the visible side of the Sun. Possible radio issues occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, western Europe, western Africa, eastern South America and maybe Cuba and Iceland.

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https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/x1-fl ... 3-may-2022
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Re: 2022 Radio Blackouts

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Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R1
Twenty-Four Hour Observed Maximum: R2


Active Region 3014 has been the cause of several radio blackouts, most of them minor. At 2:19am CDT an class M5 flare emanated from between AR 3014 and AR3017. Blackout conditions were experienced from easternmost Africa across to India, then further east than that.

More information:
https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/r1r2- ... 9-may-2022
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