Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity.
Sunspot 1515 which is now about to rotate onto the western limb produced a strong M6.9 Solar Flare at 16:32 UTC Sunday afternoon. Because of the Sunspots location, any potential CME would be directed mostly away from Earth. More updates to follow.
Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Movie of the CME LINK
Serial Number: 176
Issue Time: 2012 Jul 08 1631 UTC
ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2012 Jul 08 1630 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.solarham.net/index.htm