Now the Sun acts up.
Published on 24 Apr 2014
April 24th into 25th 2014,
An X-class solar flare erupted from the Western limb of the Sun. Currently, it does not appear to be fully earth directed.
If anything, it will be a glancing blow.. not much of a problem .. compared to 100% earth facing.
However.. I would like to point out.. something like this occurred before the Japan earthquake in 2011.
A large x-class flare off the western limb sending a "shockwave" like an explosion.
That was about 2 days before the large japan event.
Were they related? I don't know. Keep watch for a very large earthquake. If a huge 9.0M earthquake strikes within 2 days from now... then we know they're related.
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As seen from http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ via Helioviewer