Starting on June 10, the sun emitted a series of powerful solar flares, known as X-Class flares, which were observed in brilliant colors by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to NASA, the ... more 
Starting on June 10, the sun emitted a series of powerful solar flares, known as X-Class flares, which were observed in brilliant colors by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to NASA, the flares erupted from the left side of the sun, twice on June 10 and once on June 11. Wednesday's flare was classified as an X1.0, whereas Tuesday's were a bit stronger, at X1.5 and X2.2. less 
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