Sun Unleashes Powerful Solar Flares, Disrupting Radio Communications

October 22, 2014 7:30 PM

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The sun is at it again, unleashing a series of solar flares including one that caused brief disruptions in communication systems.

NASA said its space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an X-class solar flare that peaked at 1:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 19. Another X-class flare came at 10:28 a.m. EDT today, Oct. 22, according to the National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center.

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