Earlier this week, on Sept 4th, active sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. Now a second monster sized flare has been released from the same region.

On Sept. 6th at 1202 UT, sunspot AR2673 unleashed a major X9.3-class solar flare–the strongest solar flare in more than a decade. Now, at about 1430 UT today, the same sunspot group has made a third X-class flare according to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). It is weaker that the one on September 6th.

Source: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-x-ray-flux  h/t to Jimmy Haigh

The sunspot group AR2673 (in lower right) is rotating away from Earth, as seen in this current SDO image, so the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from it (if any) won’t be hitting Earth.