And barely an hour apart from each other, too!
Early Tuesday morning (June 10), an apparently hyperactive active region rotating around the sun's southwestern limb erupted with not one, but two X-class solar flares - the strongest type of flare, based on a letter-based classification system.
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The first flare occurred at 7:41 a.m. EDT (11:41 UT) and registered as an X2.2. Just over an hour later at 8:52 a.m. EDT an X1.5-class flare blazed from the same spot, a little less than half the strength of the first.
The image above shows the earlier, stronger flare as captured by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. Below is the second X1.5 flare: