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Published on Nov 9, 2015
So much for the “quiet sun.” Confounding predictions, sunspot AR2449 erupted on Nov. 9th at 1312 UT, producing an M3-class solar flare and a bright CME. The CME is not heading directly for Earth, but a glancing blow is possible later this week. Stay tuned for updates as more data become available and, meanwhile, watch the sunspot explode. Solar flare alerts: text or voice
WEEKEND AURORAS, MORE TO COME: A CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on Friday, Nov. 6th, setting the stage for a weekend display of aurora borealis. “The little town of Sunburst, Montana, seemed like an appropriate place to wait for Friday’s burst of solar plasma to arrive,” says photographer John Ashley, ” so that is where I set up my camera.” He calls this snapshot Sunburst Auroras: