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NASA has recorded the biggest solar flare for 12 years as the sun unleashed an X-Class flare on September 6. The flare, which peaked at 8.02am EDT, caused a radio blackout following the “shock arrival” of radiation from the sun.

The solar flare was the largest recorded since September 2005, when an X17 was released. X-class represents the most intense solar flares, with an X2 being twice as intense as an X1. The largest solar flare ever recorded was an X20 in April 2001.

The latest flare—an X9.3—was the second in a series of solar flares, with another smaller X2.2, recorded three hours earlier. Both were captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is constantly monitoring the sun and its activity

Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however—when intense enough—they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel,” the space agency said in a statement.

The strong geomagnetic storm warning issued by NASA is, as of September 7, still in effect and will continue to be over the next few days. This is in anticipation of the arrival of the coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with the X9.3 flare. “Analysis indicates likely CME arrival late on 8 September into early 9 September,” NASA said.

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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured sunspot AR2673 erupt with a pair of X flares (X9.3 and X2.2) on September 6, 20177. The X9 flare is the most powerful flare from the Sun in more than a decade.

 
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Active Region on Sun Continues to Emits Solar Flares

The sun emitted one mid-level solar flare on Sept. 8, 2017. The flare peaked at 3:49 a.m. EDT. This is the sixth sizable flare from the same active region since Sept. 4.

The flare is classified as an M8.1 flare. M-class flares are a tenth the size of the most intense flares, the X-class flares. The number provides more information about its strength. An M2 is twice as intense as an M1, an M3 is three times as intense, etc.


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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an M8.1 solar flare – as seen in the bright area on the right – on Sept. 8, 2017. The image is a blend of extreme ultraviolet light in the 131 and 171 angstrom wavelengths.

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The Sun emitted an X2.2 class solar flare at 09:10 UTC and an X9.3 solar flare at 12:02 UTC on 6 September 2017 from the Active Region 2673 (AR 2673).

 
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