GOES 12 GOES 10
Cur 1026 A9.5 Ratio 0.072 1026 A8.7 Ratio 0.162
Beg 0756 B1.0 0756 A9.5
Max 0801 B2.0 Int 8.74e-05 J m-2 0801 B2.0 Int 8.45e-05 J m-2
End 0805 B1.4 0805 B1.4

This GOES X-ray flux plot contains 1 minute averages of solar X-ray output in the 1-8 Angstrom (0.1-0.8 nm) and 0.5-4.0 Angstrom (0.05-0.4 nm) passbands. Data from both operational GOES satellites are included. Some data dropouts will occur during satellite eclipses. SEC alerts are issued at the M5 (5x10E-5 Watts/m2) and X1 (1x10E-4 Watts/m2) levels, based upon 1-minute data. Large X-ray bursts cause short wave fades for HF propagation paths through the sunlit hemisphere. Some large flares are accompanied by strong solar radio bursts that may interfere with satellite downlinks.

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