Sun busts out moderate  herald more activity

solar flares that might

A trio of moderate flares

 blasted off from the sun on Thursday (May 19), and there might be more in store.

The solar flares come amid 

a noticeable uptick in solar activity in recent months. a storm is swirling around sunspot AR3014, to the extent that the region is "literally seething."

As the magnetic lines twist

and tangle, they may snap and send a coronal mass ejection towards our planet.

 Forecasters with the National Oceanic

and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), wrote SpaceWeather, "estimate a 35% chance of M-class solar flares and a 15% chance of X-flares

 X-flares are the strongest possible

 class of flares, and should they erupt from this particular sunspot, they would be "geoeffective" due to the sunspot facing Earth.

 X-flares are the strongest possible

 class of flares, and should they erupt from this particular sunspot, they would be "geoeffective" due to the sunspot facing Earth.

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