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Sun unleashes dramatic flare


Still image of Monday’s solar flare (NASA)

The sunspot area that emitted this flare is rotating and will face the Earth in a few days says Dan Satterfield at Wild Wild Science. Once it’s directed at Earth, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center will closely monitor it for the potential to generate solar storms affecting Earth.

See another image and a video of the Monday’s flare below....


Still image of Monday’s solar flare (NASA)

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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