Tuesday, September 6, 2011

X2.1-Class Flare Earth Directed | Solar Watch September 7, 2011

Source: solarwatcher, spaceweather.com

X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have detected an X2-class solar flare from sunspot 1283. The explosion, which occured at 2220 UT on Sept. 6th, appears to have hurled a CME toward Earth. This is the second time today that sunspot 1283 has propelled a plasma cloud in our general direction.
Information extracted from spaceweather.com