Sunday, March 30, 2014
X-Flare Produces 'Magnetic Crochet'
Source - Space Weather News for March 30, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
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 http://spaceweather.com.