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Strong solar flare could disrupt navigation, lead to auroras

By DW
01 November 2021   |   10:32 am
A major solar flare was seen as a bright flash at the sun's lower center this week, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This is one of the strongest solar storms in the star's current weather cycle.

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