A ‘mixed’ sunspot just fired off a huge solar flare

Scientists are monitoring a sunspot that shot off an X-class flare while “having an identity crisis,” according to SpaceWeather.com.

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

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