Friday, November 07, 2014
X-flare and Martian Meteor Shower
Source - Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
MARTIAN METEOR SHOWER: NASA and European spacecraft have detected evidence of a "spectacular" meteor shower on Mars caused by the close approach of Comet Siding Spring last month. If a human had been standing on the Red Planet at the time, they might have seen thousands of meteors per hour followed by a widespread yellow afterglow that lasted for days. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.
X-FLARE! Active sunspot AR2205 produced a potent X1-class solar flare on Nov. 7th, causing a strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of our planet. More X-flares are in the offing as the sunspot turns toward Earth this weekend. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates.