I am curious about this X xray flare. there is a CME which is showing on stereo. the SOHO images are not updated yet.
AHEAD: [link to stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov
[link to stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov
this is either a huge halo type CME, or there are two of them.
BEhind: [link to stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov
My guess is this is not earth directed, but we still have to wait and see if the CME is actually from the X flare site or not. And if whether it's from a sunspot or a massive filament. there was a huge filament on the front of the sun a day or so ago. I haven't rechecked.
OK yesterday [link to sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov
] actually 24 hours ago. you can a filament.
This is the eve look, a few hours after now. [link to lasp.colorado.edu
] but I think that bright spot is just the new sunspot coming around and not the source of the X x ray flare.
OK space weather is covering that and has an image of the flare (not cme) coming out of the new sunspot coming around on the east limb. and in my post after this one, with the craft on stereo B you can see that it is a well developed sun spot.