View Full Version : Nov 2003 Solar Flare - "a whopping X45"

2004-Mar-16, 08:04 AM
Just saw this in the New Zealand Herald about the record breaking solar flare last year...

Size of 'whopping' solar flare scaled up by NZ scientists (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3555011&thesection=news&t hesubsection=general)

Otago University physicists used radio wave-based measurements of the X-rays' effects on Earth's upper atmosphere to dramatically revise the size of the flare, up to "a whopping X45".

2004-Mar-16, 09:14 AM
A damn large flare that was.. I want more!

The sun is such an amazing thing.. i love to check the soho images every week

2004-Mar-16, 10:55 AM
Flares are soooo '60s. 8)