Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 1, 2012: http://spaceweather.com
MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: On August 31st, a magnetic filament on the sun
erupted in spectacular fashion, producing a long-duration solar flare, a
coronal mass ejection (CME) and one of the most beautiful movies of an
explosion ever recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The CME
propelled by the blast might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic
field in the days ahead. Check http://spaceweather.com for movies, forecasts and updates.
SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when explosions on the sun are underway? Solar flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).