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Giant sunspot facing Earth raises M-class Solar Flare fear

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A giant sunspot detected on the surface of the Sun has raised fears of a strong Solar flare being spewed out that may hit Earth.

NOAA forecasters warned that there is a 60 percent chance of an M-class solar flare and a 15 percent chance of X-class flare.

It must be noted that an X-class solar flare denotes one of the most intense flares. Basically, solar flares are classified into four classes - A, B, C, M, and X, based on their intensity.

Solar flares are intense bursts of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy, from a Sunspot.The report from SpaceWeather.com suggested that the main source of these strong solar flares is a giant sunspot AR3190.

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