"Strong Solar Flare- A strong solar flare reaching M9.0 was detected around a new active region at 18:14 UTC this afternoon. The responsible sunspot
is now rotating into view off the eastern limb. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest updates. Image by SDO."
The duration of the flare wasn't real long. It might add to the northern lights but that's about all. If it was earth directed and a long duration
flare, it could cause more problems even though it is only an M flare. Two or three flares in a row causes problems also if they are in the M's.
Wait, we have some good size sunspots on the sun.
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