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Trio of solar flares

The sun emitted 3 mid-level solar flares on July 22-23, 2016. This is what NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory saw.

The sun emitted three mid-level solar flares on July 22 and 23, 2016, the strongest peaking at 1:16 a.m. EDT on July 23.

The sun is currently in a period of low activity, moving toward what’s called solar minimum when there are few to no solar eruptions. These flares were the first significant events observed since April. They are categorized as mid-strength flares, substantially less intense than the most powerful solar flares.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which launched in February, 2010, is studying how solar activity is created and how space weather comes from that activity.

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Bottom line: The sun emitted 3 mid-level solar flares on July 22-23, 2016.

Eleanor Imster

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