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This labeled image taken by SDO’s Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager shows the location of two active regions on the sun, labeled AR1944 and AR1943, which straddle a giant sunspot complex. A Jan. 17, 2014, X1.2-class flare emanated from an area closer to AR1943.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO

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January 7, 2014
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