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Saturday, 8 November 2014

X-flare and Martian Meteor Shower

Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2014

MARTIAN METEOR SHOWER: NASA and European spacecraft have detected
evidence of a "spectacular" meteor shower on Mars caused by the close
approach of Comet Siding Spring last month. If a human had been
standing on the Red Planet at the time, they might have seen thousands
of meteors per hour followed by a widespread yellow afterglow that
lasted for days. Visit for more information.

X-FLARE! Active sunspot AR2205 produced a potent X1-class solar flare
on Nov. 7th, causing a strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of our
planet. More X-flares are in the offing as the sunspot turns toward
Earth this weekend. Visit for updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from (text)
and (voice).

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
Lyra Main Website:

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