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X-FLARE: Departing sunspot 1402 unleashed an X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 18:37 UT. Click on the image to view a movie of the extreme ultraviolet flash recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:
Sunspot 1402 is rotating onto the far side of the sun, so the blast site was not facing Earth. Nevertheless, energetic protons accelerated by the blast are now surrounding our planet, and an intensifying S1-class radiation storm is in progress.
Originally posted by SrWingCommander
While I know quite a bit about weather.....I know very little about space weather/solar flare effects (other then big one means bad, EMP like effects).
Is there a website with basic fatual information you would suggest?edit on 27-1-2012 by SrWingCommander because: SP