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Space Weather Conditions
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Current Space Weather Conditions
R1 (Minor) Radio Blackout Impacts
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HF Radio: Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact.
Navigation: Low-frequency navigation signals degraded for brief intervals.
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Strongest Flare of the Current Solar Cycle

R3 Strong Flare Event
Strongest Flare of the Current Solar Cycle
published: Monday, February 26, 2024 16:58 UTC

Another X-class flare from Region 3590 peaked at approximately 1734 EST on Feb. 22, 2024. The X6.3 flare was the largest of the three X-class flares that occurred in the past 24 hours, and the strongest of this solar cycle. While impressive, this event still poses no significant threat to the general public. Stay up to date with the latest forecast discussions at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/forecast-discussion.