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Sun` X-class flare disrupts telecommunications on Earth

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:58

Washington: Sun emitted an X-class flare on Thursday at 8:27 p.m. EDT.

NASA`s Tony Phillips at said that the X1.3 flare caused a high-frequency radio wave blackout on the sun-facing side of the Earth shortly after the eruption, Discovery News reported.
X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength. An X2 is twice as intense as an X1, an X3 is three times as intense, etc.

First Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:58

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