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X-class solar flares
Here are the first three X-class solar flares that were launched in under 24 hours on May 12-13.
May 13 flare
This image of the May 13 flare, shown in the upper left corner, was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in light of 131 angstroms,
The sun today
Here's a look at the sun today, and the latest solar forecast from the Space Weather Prediction Center:
"Region 1748 was unproductive in the past 24 hours, but the S1 (Minor) Solar Radiation storm persists. Forecasters have re-analyzed yesterday's CME and now predict it to glance by the Earth's magnetic field late on May 17. No change in the magnitude, however, still predicted to be less than storm levels. Things can change quickly, so check here for updates."