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bill_mcgonigle's Journal: Massive Solar Flare Headed Straight For Earth

Journal by bill_mcgonigle

At 1110 UT this morning, the third largest solar flare on record erupted from the Sun, sending a coronal mass ejection directly towards Earth at 5 Million MPH (picture, animation), and starting a solar radiation storm. We may see bright auroral activity tonight. Passengers on high-altitude airplane flights may receive chest-x-ray-level dosages of radiation.

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Massive Solar Flare Headed Straight For Earth

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