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A major flare occurred on the Sun

MOSCOW, May 9. A flare of the highest magnitude X occurred on the Sun on the evening of May 9, it was already the third in a day, follows from the data presented on the website of the IKI Solar Astronomy Laboratory RAS.
The website states that the outbreak began at 20.23 Moscow time, reached a maximum at 20.44 and ended at 21.00. The flash is rated X1.1.

Earlier on Thursday, a double a flare of magnitude X1.0 at night and a flare of magnitude X2.2 during the day (became the seventh most powerful in the current cycle of solar activity).

Also on May 9, nine flares of average power (magnitude M) occurred on the Sun.


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