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Space Weather

Glossary of Solar Terrestrial Terms

X Class Flare

Flares which have a particular range of energy output of X ray radiation. X class flares are very energetic events which will produce short wave fadeouts on HF sky wave circuits with daylight sectors.

X rays

Electromagnetic waves of wavelength 0.001 to 1 nm. X rays are emitted during solar flare activity and ionise the D region causing increased absorption of HF radio waves causing daylight fadeouts.

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