Sun to cause problems for contest this weekend?

The Washington Post reported yesterday that there was a X-class solar flare, the most powerful type of solar flare, on Monday, and that more might be on the way. The article notes,

The X-class flare was not directed at Earth. But space weather forecasters caution the very active sunspot region – known as AR1598 – responsible for these flares is slowly rotating towards Earth in the coming days.

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