Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cycle 24 Battles On

It seems there are still a few surprises left in the strange life of Cycle 24. Yesterday's major X1.6 solar flare seems to be nicely positioned for an earth-impact on Friday. The blast follows an earlier M4.5 flare the day before and the one-two combination could deliver some interesting VHF propagation as the solar stream impacts our planet.


Video of the event shows what looks like a near full-on earth-directed hit but for a northerly component. Only time will tell.

Sky watchers as well as VHFers should be alert for possibly major auroral displays on Friday or Saturday.

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