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Oct 28, 2021

Sun fires off major solar flare from Earth-facing sunspot

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Solar particles blasted out in association with the flare could hit Earth tomorrow (Oct. 29).


A major solar flare erupted from the sun on Thursday (Oct. 28) in the strongest storm yet of our star’s current weather cycle.

The sun fired off an X1-class solar flare, its most powerful kind of flare, that peaked at 11:35 a.m. EDT (1535 GMT), according to an alert from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), which tracks space weather events.

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