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Big Sunspot 1520 Releases X1.4 Class Flare

An X1.4 class flare erupted from the center of the sun, peaking on July 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT. It erupted from Active Region 1520 which rotated into view on July 6. Further updates will be provided as needed.

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Uploaded on July 12, 2012