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    This image released by NASA shows a X1 solar flare in a new active region on the sun, region 1429. It has let loose two M-class flares and one X-class so far. The M-class flares erupted on March 2 and on March 4. The third flare, rated an X1, peaked at 10:30 ET on March 4. A CME accompanied each flare, though due to the fact that this active region is still off to the side of the sun, they will likely have a weak effect on Earth's magnetosphere.

  • Skye Autumn

    Largest solar storms since 2006 occurring now. Northern Lights will be visible as far south as Illinois. Could scramble radio frequencies and send a barrage of radiation down too.

  • Lauren Pybus

    Giant solar storm headed for Earth could disrupt power grid, air travel

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