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X‐Ray Dropouts?

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Whatʼs with the daily x‐ray dropouts?
Is this related to the annual, daily satelite spring blindspot period?  That usually just lasts for a week or two, and these dropouts have been going on for almost a month!
I donʼt see any advisory at SWPC.

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Correct. The Earth comes in between the Sun and the GOES satellites for a short period once a day around the spring and autumn equinoxes. This means GOES can not see the Sun and measure it's X-output. It's as simple as that. :D 

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