Friday, June 21, 2013
Chinese Space Station Crosses the Sun
Source - Space Weather News for June 21, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
SPACE STATION TRANSIT: China's Tiangong-1 space station, now crewed by three taikonauts, passed in front of the sun over the south of France this week. Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured must-see images of the transit, featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com
SOLSTICE SOLAR FLARE: The first day of summer in the northern hemisphere began with a long-duration M2-class solar flare. The source was active sunspot AR1777. The blast was not Earth-directed, but future flares from AR1777 could be as the active region turns toward our planet this weekend. Check http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.