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Sun unleashes X6.9 class flare; Earth spared this time

On August 9, 2011 at 3:48 a.m. EDT, the sun emitted an Earth-directed X6.9 flare, as measured by the NOAA GOES satellite. This was the largest flare of the current solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified as … Continue reading

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Solar flare eruptions set to reach Earth

“Our current view is that the effect of the solar flare is likely to reach Earth later today Thursday GMT, possibly tomorrow morning,” said Alan Thomson, head of geomagnetism at the British Geological Survey BGS. He told BBC News: “In … Continue reading

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