Earth-directed X2-class solar flare blasts CME on Tuesday, solar storm by end week
|Published on September 6, 2011 4:40 pm PT
- By Jim Duran – Writer
- Article Editor and Approved – Warren Miller
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(TheWeatherSpace.com) – After unleashing an M-class flare within the last 24 hours, Sunspot 1283 exploded violently.
An X-class solar flare has erupted from the Sun. This flare is Earth-directed and should arrive within the following 48 to 72 hours from now, making it Thursday or Friday of this week.
The flare’s exact magnitude was X2.1. Scientists measure the magnitude of flares from A, B, C, M, and X. X flares are rare, and can cause radio and electrical grid blackouts.