Bazinga! Largest Solar Flare Yet for Solar Cycle 24!!

At about 8UT, August 9, 2011, sunspot group AR11263 produced the largest solar flare of the current solar cycle. The event also had associated with it a CME, coronal wave and particle event.


Sunspot group AR11263 is about to rotate out of view but before it goes, it produced a treat for us!! An X7 solar flare, coronal wave, coronal mass ejection (CME) and a well-connected proton event. This is the largest solar flare so far for solar cycle 24!! Check out this video for more information.