A ‘mixed-up’ sunspot just triggered a massive solar flare

Scientists are keeping tabs on a sunspot that triggered an X-class flare while “having an identity crisis”, according to SpaceWeather.com.

Magnified aurora displays are possible if a coronal mass ejection of charged particles emerges from “mixed” sunspot AR3006, which directed its outburst toward Earth Tuesday, May 10 at 9:55 a.m. EDT (1355 GMT) .

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