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X1.1 solar flare

That was unexpected! Incoming sunspot region 3341 produced an X1.1 solar flare (R3-strong) that peaked yesterday at 17:09 UTC. It has almost been 3 months since the last time we had an X-class solar flare and we have to admit getting an X-flare was unexpected!

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