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Fraser
2011-Feb-14, 04:20 PM
On February 13, 2011, sunspot 1158 let loose the strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle, a blast of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma-rays. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation, as seen above, and located in approximately the middle of the [...]

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Lone Wolf
2011-Feb-17, 12:45 AM
Just saw this on Wired.com, under their "weirdscience" section O_o
Unfortunately, very overcast here, and probably just a little too far south for a good aurora display.