The sun has hurled a 2nd X Class flare at Earth. The flare was measured at X1.3 and was not directly aimed at Earth. This is the 2nd X-Class flare from sunspot AR1429 in less than 24 hrs. It is expected to reach the sometime in the next 24-48 hours and will create geomagnetic disturbances that may significantly disrupt radio and GPS systems.
- Sun blasts out an X-treme flare (photoblog.msnbc.msn.com)