X-FLARE: A sunspot hiding behind the sun's eastern limb erupted on May 13th at 02:17
UT, producing the strongest solar flare of the year so far (X1.7). The
blast site will turn toward Earth in a few days. This will give
forecasters a better view of the active region and allow them to gauge
its potential for more explosions. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and images of today's X-flare.