Powerful Solar X-Flare Pointed At Earth | Video

Sunspot AR2158 produced a X1.6-class flare on September 10th, 2014. The site of the blast faced where Earth would be if a coronal mass ejection (CME) was emitted. Imagery not yet fully returned from orbiting observatories will be checked for this. (Full Story)

A CME could reach Earth in 2 to 3 days according to Spaceweather.com. There is the potential for communications disruptions and powerful auroras if geomagnetic storms are triggered.

Same Sunspot Blasted Mid-Sized Flare On Sept 9th

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