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"The active region is bright and crackling, surrounded by long, twisting filaments of magnetism that seem poised to produce some powerful flares," he says. Indeed,NOAA analysts note that the sunspot has a "beta-delta-gamma" magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class explosions.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by aarys
There is no X18 flare heading for Earth. The story is from 2003: source 1, source 2