Filament Eruption Solar Flare and a Halo CME – The Sun is Peppered with Spots

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A filament of magnetism near sunspot AR2846 erupted yesterday, sparking a B-class solar flare and hurling a cloud of plasma into space.

Normally, the location of the blast site would rule out an impact on Earth.

However, the explosion’s debris squirted out sideways. NOAA analysts are evaluating the possibility of a glancing blow later this week.

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