X1.9 Solar Flare - Hyperactive Sunspot Eruption Seen By Spacecraft

  • 11 months ago
Sunspot AR3184 erupted with an X1.9-class solar flare on Jan. 9, 2022. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the fireworks. The sunspot has been very active since it rotated into SDO's view.

Credit: NASA/SDO/helioviewer.org | edited by Space.com's Steve Spaleta

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