X1 SOLAR FLARE & EARTH DIRECTED CME | Oct 28, 2021

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A Major Solar Flare peaking at X1 Class was just observed around AR 2887 at 15:35 UTC. The active region was directly Earth-Facing and the resulting CME directed towards Earth. A Type II Radio Emission with an estimated velocity of 1263 km/s was recorded. An impact past our planet should be expected this weekend and will be good news for aurora sky watchers. Geomagnetic storm watch expected during October 31 into November 1st for a G3 Geomagnetic storm with mid to high latitude auroras expected.

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission Begin Time: 2021 Oct 28 1529 UTC Estimated Velocity: 1263 km/s

Radiation Storm: A (S1) radiation storm now in progress as energetic particle levels continue to rise in the wake of the solar flare. ALERT: Proton Event 10MeV Integral Flux exceeded 10pfu Begin Time: 2021 Oct 28 1740 UTC NOAA Scale: S1 – Minor