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Fw: X18 solar flare! That is: X18 not X1.8

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  • Joe (uuk) McGonagle
    Via the NG s: [I understand that this may cause a massive Aurora Borealis display-watch those skies for the next 24 hours (and back up your data!)-Joe] ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 28, 2003
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      Via the NG's:
      [I understand that this may cause a massive Aurora Borealis
      display-watch those skies for the next 24 hours (and back up your
      data!)-Joe]
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Daniel van Os" <athotmeel@...>
      Newsgroups: uk.sci.astronomy
      Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 11:54 AM
      Subject: X18 solar flare! That is: X18 not X1.8


      > At 11:10 UT Goes 10 recorded an X18.4 X ray flare, the third
      strongest
      > on record.
      >
      > If there is a CME as well (very very likely) and if it
      originates from
      > sunspot group 486 (probably) we might get one of the finest
      aurora
      > shows of the last few years in a couple of days.
      >
      > Daniel
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