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X-Class Solar Flare from Fast-Growing Sunspot

An X-Class solar flare erupted today from a sunspot that has grown remarkably fast from a small active region to a much larger one. Yesterday, the spot was barely visible. Now it is seven times the diameter of the earth. At present sunspot 484 is near the sun's northeastern limb and is not pointed directly toward earth. However, this active region is moving into position where it could direct solar flares and coronal mass ejections toward earth, assuming that it's activity level remains high.

Visit Spaceweather.com to view movies of the active region, and to get safe solarobserving tips, and updates. NEVER look at the sun without observing solar observation safety procedures.

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