PARTIALLY ECLIPSED X-FLARE: A powerful M9.6-class solar flare erupted from behind the sun’s southeastern limb on May 16th, just percentage points weaker than X-class. In fact, it probably was an X-class solar flare partially eclipsed by the edge of the sun. The blast heralds a hidden but active sunspot, which could turn toward Earth later this week. Full story @ Spaceweather.com.
Ydun Ritz (2023-05-17)