Earth dodged a REALLY big Solar Flare *MILLIONS of MPH*

A potent X-flare burst forth from the heart of sunspot AR3576 today at 0653 UT, unleashing a fleeting yet formidable X2.5-class solar eruption. Captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), the event revealed colossal plumes of plasma soaring away from the explosion site.

Despite initial assumptions of Earth's safety, the reality veers towards perilous territory. AR3576 is traversing a precarious expanse known as the 'danger zone,' where magnetic ties between the sun and our planet loom large. This intricate interplay is elucidated further in the narrative titled "The Danger of Sunspots That Don't Face Earth."

The flare dispatched a surge of energetic protons towards Earth, exploiting the magnetic conduit linking our world to AR3576, even though the sunspot isn't squarely directed at us. Notably, the surge carried a substantial load of "hard protons" exceeding 50 MeV in energy, capable of perturbing satellite electronics with finesse.

Anticipate another X-flare from AR3576 over the forthcoming weekend, potentially heralding a robust radiation storm. Ramifications could manifest as radio blackouts at high latitudes, hazed lenses on Earth-encircling satellites, and heightened radiation levels during commercial air travel. Stay attuned for solar flare alerts via SMS text.

Now, the looming disappearance of the colossal sunspot AR3576 over the sun's western limb infuses a unique peril. Earth narrowly averted a cataclysmic event of astronomical proportions. MILLIONS of MPH.

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