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X-Class Solar Flares Hurl Two Coronal Mass Ejections Towards Earth

HF radio communications were disrupted for more than an hour after the larger of the two flares occurred. The X1.6 caused ionization of the upper atmosphere with radio emissions moving at 2330 miles per hour away from the Sun.

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X-Class Solar Flares Hurl Two Coronal Mass Ejections Towards Earth



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Sunspot AR2058 has erupted twice in the last few hours and the resultant coronal mass ejections are heading our way. Forecasters from NOAA predict they will hit before the weekend but have not yet said precisely when, or what, if any the effects will be.

HF radio communications were disrupted for more than an hour after the larger of the two flares occurred. The X1.6  caused ionization of the upper atmosphere with radio emissions moving at  2330 miles per hour away from the Sun.

NOAA estimate the chance of further flares at 85% for M-class and 40% for X-class over the next 24 hours.

You can get an overview of space weather and the effects it has on Earth here.

Updates will be published at spaceweather.com on both the incoming CMEs and any further flares.

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Contributed by Chris Carrington of The Daily Sheeple.

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!

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