Strong Solar Flare 8/9

Powerful X7-class solar flare erupts from the Sun today

Published on August 9, 2011 7:35 am PT
– By Dave Tole – Writer
– Article Editor and Approved – Warren Miller

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( — This morning at 0805 UT, sunspot 1263 produced a powerful X7-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the explosion’s extreme ultraviolet flash.

The solar flare was not Earth directed but a minor proton storm is in progress around our planet, which could affect satellites.

Radiation from the flare also briefly disrupted communications on some VLF and HF radio frequencies.

We may get a glancing blow from the flare