More Space Weather
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (NASA) has collected data, photos and video, from the event that occurred today, March 7th, 2012. Two very strong X-class solar flares shot out of the sun which are also known as a CME or Coronal Mass Ejection. This solar energy is shooting across space at an incredible 1,000,000 Miles per hour and is also being described as a Solar Tsunami.
Reading information found on the Space Weather Prediction Center, you can see that in the past 24 hours we have been in a "S3"level Solar storm and there is a warning that suggests that people should avoid traveling in high altitude commercial flights due to a higher level of exposure to proton radiation.
Here is a video online of the CME and Sunspot 1429.