Solar Flares on a grand scale!
Recently troubled by what is and has happened to me and my loved ones over the past few days, and yes been full of ups and downs – I recall the affects of Solar Flares and other cosmic activity such as comet showers on us all on the planet. I came across an interesting piece of information about the recent Solar Flare – the timing of it is really interesting! The peak of it was at 11.11pm on 5th May (for people who live on Central European Time) and the scale of it also…so here is some interesting data, that could explain why a lot of us are being affected by solar activity recently!
Scientists classify solar flares according to their x-ray brightness in the wavelength range 1 to 8 Angstroms. There are 3 categories: X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: X2 2211 UT 2311 CET May05
24-hr: X2 2211 UT 2311 CET May05
Graphic courtesy of http://spaceweather.com/glossary/flareclasses.html