STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: One of the largest sunspots in years, AR1944,
has turned toward Earth and it is crackling with strong flares. So far
on Jan. 7th, the active region has produced M7- and X1-class eruptions,
and more appear to be in the offing. As this alert is being issued,
analysts are waiting for more data from solar observatories to clarify
the possibility of CME impacts and geomagnetic storms in the days ahead.