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Solar Storm Bombarding Earth Today

An X1.4 class flare erupted from the center of the sun, peaking on July 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT. It erupted from Active Region 1520 which rotated into view on July 6.

Solar storms amp up Northern Lights

Massive solar flares contributed to spectacular light shows in the skies above central Minnesota over the weekend. July 16, 2012.