DOUBLE ERUPTION (UPDATED): Sunspot AR1667 erupted this morning (Feb. 6th at 00:21
UT), producing a double-peakedC8.7-class solar flare that lasted more than ten hours from beginning to end. The slowly-unfolding explosion also hurled two CMEs into space. The clouds are not heading directly for Earth, but they could deliver glancing blows to our planet's magnetic field on Feb. 9-10. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.