An M6-Class flare erupted fron Sunspot AR1532 on July 28th, 2012. Earth lies in the the path of the super-heated coronal mass ejection (CME). Geomagnetic storms are possible when the storm arrives.
Asteroid 2002 AM31 flew by Earth on July 22nd. The Slooh Space Camera in the Canary Islands observatory was on hand to capture the space rock zoom by. It was about 3.2 million miles away on its closest approach.