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Mar 10, 2011

Behemoth Sunspot 1166's X-CLASS Solar Flare 3.9.11

Space Weather News for March 10, 2011

X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: March 9th ended with a powerful solar flare. Less than an hour before midnight (UT), Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1.5-class explosion from behemoth sunspot 1166. First-look data suggest that the blast did hurl some material toward Earth.

Check SpaceWeather News for movies of the flare and updates on its possible effects. SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when the next X-flare erupts? Sign up for SpaceWeatherPHONE. (Text alerts are available, too, from SpaceWeatherTEXT.)

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