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X-FLARE: Giant sunspot AR1515 unleashed a strong X1.1-class solar flare on July 6th at 2308 UT. Because Earth is well-connected to the blast site by solar magnetic fields, a fusillade of protons accelerated by the explosion might soon reach our planet. Stay tuned for updates. X-flare alerts: text, voice.
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be moderate with a chance for X-class flares for the next three days (07-09 July).
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
Laymens terms science folk.
What does this mean? Any impending doom to worry about? Satelite outages?
ETA, dooooooooooom!edit on 6-7-2012 by W3RLIED2 because: For the lulz
Originally posted by TechUnique
This means that depending on how the flare hits the earth's magnetic field