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X-rays of the Sun (flares)

Source: www.sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov

The data are given from fixed operational satellites for monitoring of the environment (GOES). The diagram shows the flux of solar X-rays (average scores of every 5 minutes) in the pass bands 1-8 Angstrom (0.1-0.8 nm) and 0.5-4 Angstrom (0.05-0.4 nm). From February 2008 information from the second satellite is not available, so there is a loss of data when the satellite is situated in the Earth’s shadow.

Alert signals are given with power E-5 and E-4 based on moment data. Large X-ray emissions cause short-wave interferences on the solar side of the Earth.

Large solar flares are accompanied by powerful solar radio-wave flare events, which can provoke additional interferences when receiving information from satellites.


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