Danger Will Robinson Huge Solar Eruption

Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck.  Maybe I should reconsider that idea I had..

Is the quiet period over?

A major solar flare erupted from the sun Saturday — one of the most powerful in years — sending an energetic blast of X-rays from a hotspot of activity that may still belch more solar storms in the days to come.

The X-ray blast occurred Nov. 6 at about 11:36 EDT (1536 GMT) from an active group of sunspots called 1121. It was the third major flare from the solar hotspot and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale forsun storms, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center operated by NOAA.

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