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This Weekend Was Full Of Solar Flares And Buzzing Asteroids

By Editor 04 April 2017

The sun didn't get the memo about April Fools' Day, because the eruptions it hurled into space starting April 1 were no joke. The flares were followed soon after by a pair of small asteroids making close passes by Earth, all adding up to some lively space weather you probably didn't even notice. Two medium sized solar flares were thrown off the same sunspot, one on Saturday and an even bigger one on Sunday. A number of coronal mass ejections -- much larger, slower-moving and shorter explosions of a hot material called plasma -- were also thrown off. In addition to these explosions, we also had two asteroids buzz by, one closer than the moon and the other just a little further away.