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Sun blasts biggest solar flare in 4 years, causes minor radio blackout on earth

Hindustan Times | 05/07/2021 05:08 PM | Click to read full article

The sun blasted the biggest solar flare since 2017 causing cosmic fireworks, and even a minor radio blackout on earth, ahead of July 4. The solar flare appeared from a sunspot called AR2838 and it was also classified as an X-1 class sun event.

The enormous solar flare, which appeared overnight, and disappeared even faster, can be seen emerging from the sun's upper right limb in a video released by Nasa.