View Full Version : Sun Erupts with Largest Solar Flare of the Cycle

2011-Aug-09, 05:00 PM
Early Tuesday morning (August 9, 2011,) the Sun erupted with the largest solar flare of Cycle 24, registering as an X7-class flare. This flare had an X-ray magnitude of X6.9, meaning it was more than 3 times larger than the previous largest flare of this solar cycle – the X2.2 that occurred on Feb 15, [...]

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