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July, 12th, 2012 - X1.4 Solar Flare

Major X1.4 Solar Flare and Earth Directed CME Active Region 11520 unleashed a Major X1.4 at 16:47 UTC July 12th. Associated with this blast was a Strong R3 Radio Blackout/Fade Out over Central America. As this active region was earth-facing a very strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is now Earth-Bound with impact projected late July 14-Early July 15th where strong Geomagnetic storms will be possible.

Credit: NASA SDO

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