M class solar flare-September 21 2011

M class Solar Flare on September 21 2011This solar flare has been lingering for a couple hours now.  The strength has steadily gone down but the sun is really pretty today and also very active.  The solar flare data from the GOES 15 satellite is very informative and also helps us to understand the differences in each solar flare.

GOES 15 X-Ray Events 1-8A
Cur 21/1418 C2.1 Ratio 0.017
Beg
21/1204
C1.8
 
Max
21/1223
M1.8
Int 3.4e-02 J m-2
End
21/1245
M1.0
 

The GOES X-ray flux plot contains 1 minute averages of solar X-rays in the 1-8 Angstrom (0.1-0.8 nm) and 0.5-4.0 Angstrom (0.05-0.4 nm) passbands. Data from the SWPC Primary GOES X-ray satellite is shown.