[amsat-bb] Re: spaceweather.com

Mike Rupprecht mail at mike-rupprecht.de
Mon Jan 23 11:13:08 PST 2012

This is the strongest proton event in about 7 years.

73 Mike

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Gesendet: Montag, 23. Januar 2012 19:34
Betreff: [amsat-bb] spaceweather.com

RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Solar protons accelerated by this morning's
M9-class solar flare are streaming past Earth. On the NOAA scale of
radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause
isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and
interfere with polar radio communications. An example of satellite effects:
The "snow" in this SOHO coronagraph movie is caused by protons hitting the
observatory's onboard camera
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