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X-FLARE:  The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 erupted March 29th, producing an impulsive X1-class solar flare.  Ionizing radiation from the flare produced electrical currents in Earth’s upper atmosphere and a ripple in Earth’s magnetic field detected by magnetometers across the dayside of our planet.  Read more about this rare “magnetic crochet” and the possibility of more X-flares this week on today’s edition of http://spaceweather.com.