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Fraser
2012-Jul-12, 08:10 PM
Remember that cool animation I posted earlier of AR1520 and how I said there’s no guarantee it wouldn’t unleash an X-class flare? Well at 16:48 UT today, it did. Just goes to show there’s no guarantees in space! The X1.4-class flare will most likely affect Earth’s magnetic field as 1520 is directly facing us. Stay [...]

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