Sun Slings Largest Solar Flare Yet Coronal Mass Ejection Hurtles to Earth (the mega gods angry you better save trees in tremont

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 15:35.

The sun has let loose its strongest flare yet today. Classified as a M6.5 flare, it was associated with an Earth-direction coronal mass ejection (CME), a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space and can reach our planet days later.

This is the strongest flare seen so far in 2013--and it's likely not the last that our planet will see this year. The sun's normal 11-year activity cycle is coming to its peak, which is expected in late 2013.




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