Space Weather News for May 3, 2013

sun with solar flareSTRONG FLARE: For the second time in three days, an active region just over the sun's east limb has exploded, producing a strong solar flare and CME.  The blast on May 3rd registered M5--not quite an X-flare, but still strong considering that the edge of the sun partially eclipsed the explosion as seen from Earth. Solar rotation is turning the active region toward Earth, and it should emerge later this weekend.  Visit for updates.

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