May 18, 2022

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A "mixed" sunspot has just released a huge solar flare

A “mixed” sunspot has just released a huge solar flare

Scientists are monitoring a sunspot that unleashed a Category X flare during an “identity crisis,” according to SpaceWeather.com.

Magnified auroras could be viewed if a coronal mass ejection of charged particles ejected from AR3006 “mixed” sunspot, whose glowing explosion directed toward Land Tuesday (May 10) at 9:55 a.m. EDT (1355 GMT).