Reprinted from Space Weather News for March 30, 2014
X-FLARE: The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 erupted yesterday, March 29th, producing an impulsive X1-class solar flare. Ionizing radiation from the flare produced electrical currents in Earth’s upper atmosphere and a ripple in Earth’s magnetic field detected by magnetometers across the dayside of our planet. Read more about this rare “magnetic crochet” and the possibility of more X-flares this weekend on today’s edition of http://spaceweather.com.
SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call the next time the sun erupts? X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).