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strongest solar flare in a decade...
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:59:12 PM »
There was an X-class 9.3 solar flare today with an accompanying Coronal Mass Ejection.

This is the strongest solar flare since 2006 and is considered fairly rare considering the sun is nearing its 11 year minimum.

Shortwave radios were in a blackout over much of Africa and Europe from the initial energy wave but we don't know yet how strong the CME will be when it arrives in 1-3 more days.

If you have a Faraday cage, it might be good to make sure all your backup electronic goodies are in there through Sunday. 

https://www.space.com/38057-sun-unleashes-decades-strongest-solar-flare.html