Space Weather News for May 13, 2013
X-FLARE: A sunspot hiding behind the sun’s eastern limb erupted on May 13th at 02:17 UT, producing the strongest solar flare of the year so far (X1.7). The blast site will turn toward Earth in a few days. This will give forecasters a better view of the active region and allow them to gauge its potential for more explosions. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and images of today’s X-flare.
ANOTHER X-FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected another X-class solar flare issuing from a sunspot hidden behind the sun’s eastern limb. This latest blast, measuring X2.8 on the Richter Scale of Solar Flares, is the second one today and the strongest flare of the year so far. Stay tuned for updates.