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Four M-class and an X2.2 solar flare from sunspot region 2297

It took a little patience but sunspot region 2297 delivered the first X-class solar flare of this year: it was the source of a major X2.2 (R3-strong) solar flare around 16:22 UTC. Sunspot region 2297 is now facing Earth so the big question on everyone's lips is: did it produce a coronal mass ejection and will it come towards Earth?

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