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First Solar X-Flare Of The Year Is A Doozy | Video

An X1.7-class solar flare erupted on the eastern limb of the Sun, as seen from Earth, on May 13th, 2013. It is not Earth directed but the resulting coronal mass ejects is on course to hit NASA's Epoxi and Spitzer spacecraft on May 15th.
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