Tom's Radio Room Show is about amateur radios, scanner radios and shortwave listening.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Strongest Solar Flare of the Year
Sunspot 1158 has just unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year, an M6.6-category blast @ 1738 UT on Feb. 13th. The eruption appears to have launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. It also produced a loud blast of radio emissions heard in shortwave receivers around the dayside of our planet. NOAA has an M6.6-category blast on it. Solar flares are classified as A, B, C, M or X the highest.