Friday, June 21, 2013

Chinese Space Station Crosses the Sun

Source - Space Weather News for June 21, 2013:

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

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 for images and updates.

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