Our sun just unleashed a large solar flare! This solar flare was an M-Class in the solar flare measurement scale. The solar flare occured at approx 12:53 UTC and lasted for only a few minutes in duration but did have a CME (corronal mass ejection) associated with it. The CME is being tracked and I will update this post with more information and pictures as I get them.
|GOES 15 X-Ray Events 1-8A|
|Int 6.3e-03 J m-2|
And for fun… NASA image that is mysteriously missing this m-class flare…