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Two sunspots on the Sun currently pose a threat for x-class solar flares

August 19, 2011

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Here we go again, this time two spots on the Sun turning toward our planet now that are capable of producing powerful X-Class flares.

Two sunspots are now rotating toward the planet over the face of the Sun. Sunspots 1271 and 1272 remain quiet but pose a threat for X-class solar flares.

X-class solar flares are the most powerful solar flare the Sun can produce, according to our planetary scale. These could produce radio and electrical blackouts as well as a brilliant display of aurora if they unleash powerful Earth-directed flares.

The last solar storms a week ago were from sunspots on the farside of the Sun now. They are still together and out of our view, Venus was seen in the same field of view as one blasted toward the planet on the far side of the Sun.

Stay tuned to the sunspots, it could ‘pop’ at anytime.

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