X-flare on 12/20

Space Weather News for Dec. 20, 2014

Solar activity is high.  A pair of large sunspots is crossing the center of the 
solar disk, and both are crackling with flares.  The strongest so far, an 
X1.8-class flare on Dec. 20th, caused a strong HF radio blackout over the South 
Pacific and might have hurled a CME toward Earth.  Visit http://spaceweather.com 
for more information and updates.

DON'T MISS THE NEXT FLARE:  Real-time X-flare alerts are available from 
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).