X-Flare Exploded From Massive Earth-Facing Sunspot | Video

An X1-class flare erupted from sunspot AR1944 on Jan. 7th, 2014. A geomagnetic storm may affect Earth, possibly resulting in radio interference, or even electrical blackouts. Earlier in the day, a less powerful M-class flare was recorded as well.
credit : NASA / SDO / Mash Mix: SPACE.com
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