Sunday, March 30, 2014

X-Flare Produces 'Magnetic Crochet'

Source - Space Weather News for March 30, 2014:

X-FLARE:  The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 erupted yesterday, March 29th, producing an impulsive X1-class solar flare.  Ionizing radiation from the flare produced electrical currents in Earth's upper atmosphere and a ripple in Earth's magnetic field detected by magnetometers across the dayside of our planet. 

Read more about this rare "magnetic crochet" and the possibility of more X-flares this weekend on today's edition of

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