Monday, July 02, 2012

Almost-X Flare Illuminates Earth on July 2nd

Source - Space Weather News for July 2, 2012:

STRONG SOLAR FLARE: A big, active sunspot (AR1515) is growing on the Earthside of the sun. This morning it erupted, producing an M5.6-class solar flare that ionized Earth's upper atmosphere with a brief but intense pulse of X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation.  More eruptions are in the offing as the sunspot turns to face Earth.  Check for more information and updates.

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