Jan Mikael (10 March 2011)
"X-class Solar Flare"

 

> Space Weather News for March 10, 2011
> http://spaceweather.com

> X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE:  March 9th ended with a powerful solar flare.  Less than an hour before midnight (UT), Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1.5-class explosion from behemoth sunspot 1166.  First-look data suggest that the blast did hurl some material toward Earth.  Check spaceweather.com for movies of the flare and updates on its possible effects.