The Sun is having a party… and it looks like we’re invited! Eek!

Continuing its increasingly active trend, the sun erupted with an X-class solar flare on Thursday. Only last week, another active region (AR1515) delivered an impressive parting shot — an X1.1 flare — as it rotated toward the solar limb. Today’s more energetic X1.4 flare however was directed right at us.

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