Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Major X-class Solar Flare

Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 6, 2017:

X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: On Sept. 6, 2017, at 12:02UT, active sunspot AR2673 unleashed an X9.3-class solar flare--the strongest solar flare in more than a decade. The explosion also hurled a CME into space, and possibly toward Earth. Analysis of the event is still underway.

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Above: The extreme UV flash from today's X9-class flare. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory

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