Saturday, July 07, 2012

Big Sunspot Unleashes X-flare on July 6th

Source - Space Weather News for July 7, 2012:

X-FLARE: For days, giant sunspot AR1515 has looked capable of producing a really strong explosion. On July 6th it finally did. Yesterday, the sunspot's magnetic canopy erupted, producing a brief but potent X1.1-class solar flare. The explosion hurled a CME into space and sparked a solar proton storm around Earth.  Check for images and updates.

X-FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when solar flares are underway? X-flare alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

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