Space Weather News for Jan. 29, 2014

Sun_in_X-Ray-300x217LUNAR TRANSIT:  The Moon is about to pass in front of the sun, producing an eclipse that can be seen only from space.  NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory will record the 2.5-hour  "lunar transit" beginning at 1331 UTC or 8:31 EST on Thursday, Jan. 30th.  Tune into for pictures during the event.

SOLAR FLARES: A large and moderately active sunspot is slowly turning toward Earth, increasing the chances of geoeffective solar activity this week. X-flare alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

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