X6.3 solar flare

Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:55 UTC

X6.3 solar flare

Sunspot region 3590 does it again! It's third X-class soalr flare and the strongest solar flare of the currently Solar Cycle thus far peaking at a respectable value of X6.3 (R3-strong).

The solar flare peaked at 22:34 UTC and the observed X-ray value comes from GOES-18 which covers for GOES-16 as it does not provide any data at the moment. The flare was rather impulsive which isn't a great sign but it is possible that some ejecta might have left the blast site. More information will be provided tomorrow!

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