An X Class Solar Flare was released toward Earth and North, Central, South America today at 17:37 UT / 1:37 PM Eastern Time. Per the map above, expect low or no propagation, especially below 30MHz for our immediate part of the world over the next few days.  Additionally, previously released multiple C and G class flares will be impacting Earth beginning March 31. Auroras are expected as far south as Illinois and Oregon. Find out more at https://www.spaceweather.com

 

Resources: 

Solar Flares: https://www.spaceweather.com/glossary/flareclasses.html

Solar Ham – Ham Radio Specific Reporting: https://www.solarham.net

What is a Solar Cycle? https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-cycles/en/