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X1.6 solar flare from sunspot region 2192

Sunspot region 2192 (now the largest sunspot region of this solar cycle) produced a major X1.67 solar flare (R3-strong radio blackout) at 14:28 UTC. This was the second and also the strongest X-class solar flare from this sunspot region and the 19th strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle. Sunspot region 2192 was also the source of two M-class solar flares today: M8.7 at 01:59 UTC and M2.7 at 05:17 UTC.

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