Solar Flare: X-class solar flare on the Sun today

Solar Flare: X-class solar flare on the Sun today

Solar Flare: X-class solar flare on the Sun today – Departing sunspot 1402 unleashed an X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 18:37 UT. Click on the image to view a movie of the extreme ultraviolet flash recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:
Sunspot 1402 is rotatiing onto tthe far side of the sun, so the blast site was not facing Earth. Nevertheless, energetic protons accelerated by the blast are now surrounding our planet, and an intensifying S1-class radiation storm is in progress.

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