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NASA: Strongest solar flare in last 5 years blasted out by the Sun

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Last week, something strange happened. On April 19th, NASA reported that an extremely strong X-class solar flare was unleashed on the surface of the Sun. 

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 The solar flare was later measured to be at X2.2. The interesting thing about it was that it was the strongest solar flare in five years to have been set off on the Sun.  

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The luck was on the Earth’s side and miraculously, we escaped the solar flare narrowly 

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But instead of being happy, scientists are now concerned because this solar flare has told them how dangerous the coming days can be. 

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Space Weather Live tweeted on this incident. It said, “Today's X2.2 solar flare is the strongest solar flare of the current Solar Cycle thus far 

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 It peaked at 03:57 UTC and came from sunspot region 2992 which is rounding the western limb. The eruption was fairly impulsive and the resulting CME is not earth-directed”.  

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