Friday, January 27, 2012

X-class Solar Flare on Jan. 27th

Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 27, 2012:

X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites detected a powerful X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 1837 UT (1:37 pm EST). The source was departing sunspot 1402. The blast produced a spectacular CME (not Earth directed) and accelerated energetic protons toward Earth. A low-level radiation storm is now in progress around our planet. Visit for images and updates.

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