M6-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: On July 8th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a
strong M6-class solar flare. The flare itself came as little surprise
because there is a phalanx of large sunspots crossing the solar disk.
However, the source of the flare was unexpected.
Check http://spaceweather.com for more information about the blast site and prospects for additional eruptions in the days ahead.