Sunspot group AR1890 takes direct aim at earth

We have taken precautions with some mobile vaults, metal garbage cans for our electric gear.

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May produce a dangerous X-class flare that could directly impact Earth

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Steve Davidson writes:

Right now, today, one of the largest sunspot groups of Cycle 24 – AR1890 – is pointing nearly strait at Earth.

AR1890 has already produced a large X-class Level 3 solar flare Monday. from Spaceweather.com:

X3-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected an X3-class solar flare from big sunspot AR1890 (Nov. 5th @ 2211 UT).

Here is the X-ray event recorded by the satellites: 

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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