Our sun [Sol] has released three X-type-solar flares from an active sunspot. The solar flares were X1, X2, and the most recent one of magnitude X3.2, the biggest so far in the year.  It is expected that the sun rotates to face this active sunspot towards Earth.  Researchers have estimated that a direct hit of a major X-type solar flare on Earth could cripple unprotected electric grids, telecommunication satellites, and electronics.

It’s been over 150 years since a major X-type solar flare hit the Earth directly.

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