Sun Explodes Again, But Bigger This Time!

{}{}{} As if awakening from a slumber, our sun is heating up!

{}{}{} After an unusually quiet past year the sun is now crackling with active sunspots and shooting off one solar flare after the other.{} The sun has popped off with at least three X-class solar flares--the most powerful kind-- in just the last three days, the website "" reports.

{}{}{} Sunspot 1875 (see photo) popped off with one last X2-class flare just before rotating off to the other side of the sun October 29th.

{}{}{} NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the explosion's extreme ultraviolet flash:

{}{}{} But, even with sunspot 1875 now turning away from earth, other active sunspots remain.{} National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 25% chance of X-flares on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.


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