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Solar flare, February 2011, SDO image

Solar flare, February 2011, SDO image

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Caption

Solar flare, June 2011. This Earth-directed solar flare (white area lower centre) was unleashed from sunspot 1158. It was an M6.6-category (medium) X-ray irradiance magnitude blast and was the strongest flare of the year so far. Image obtained by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on 13th February 2011.

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