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    Sun Becomes Very Busy

    By travel
    6/10/2014, 5:49:22 AM

    Early Tuesday morning, the Sun rippled to life with a double peak X-Class flare. We just witnessed an X-Class solar flare! At approximately 11:42 UT (7:42am EST) a flare reaching a peak intensity of X2.2 occurred from a, currently, unnamed sunspot! Since this flare is still coming around the eastern limb of the sun, NOAA has yet to give it a name. We will update you when we find out more.

    Shortly after the first peak, another peak occurred, not quite as strong as the first one at X1.5. This is called a double peak.


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    Here is the GOES X-ray flux graph showing the double X-Class peak


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