Solar Storm Warning: X1 Solar Flare Reported on May 10, Radio Blackout Alert Issued

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After the Sun released an X1 solar flare this week, solar storms are heading back our way.

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A major solar storm warning has been issued by space weather experts.

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This time, the greatest threat from a solar storm will be radio blackouts, which have already disrupted radio frequencies.

The star in our solar system is currently in Solar Cycle 25.

As a result, increasing solar activity is expected in the future years, peaking around 2025

 Solar storms, which produce solar flares, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and solar winds, are related with these solar phenomena.

X1 Solar Flare

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reported an X1 solar flare at 01:55 p.m. UTC on Tuesday, May 10

 describing it as impulsive and potentially affecting high frequency (HF) radio communication on the sunlit side of the Earth.

This side is said to encompass the majority of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as areas of North and South America, western Africa, and Europe.

The X1 flare originated in the so-called "NOAA/SWPC Region 3006" in the southern solar hemisphere, which contains a moderate amount of complicated sunspot groups.

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