Bit spooky this one is…

There was a massive flare yesterday (July 23) which occurred fortunately on the far side of the sun. Guesses are that it was an X-Class flare but since it was only partially observed and can’t really be measured it’s merely a guess.

Reports are that it will hit Mars but, being on the Sun’s farside, will of course miss the Earth.

It’s a bit spooky that it occurred on the 5th anniversary of the 2012 flare which many scientists think was a large as and potentially as destructive as the Carrington Event. There is a lot of discussion that if the 2012 flare had hit the Earth instead of just missing it we would be 5 years into trying to rebuild the world.

Below is a link to a NASA article about the 2012 flare.

Oh and the sunspot that produced yesterday’s flare will be moving around the sun to face the Earth in the first part of August.

The Librarian

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