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Strongest solar flare of year caught on video by NASA satellite

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The sun continues exploding energy as it reaches the forecast peak of the 11 year energy cycle this year. 

A weekend eruption caught on camera by a NASA satellite is the most powerful yet seen from the sun this year. 

See Explosion Here

The eruption occurred at 7:17 PM (Arizona time) on Sunday. 

The origin of the eruption was on an are of the sun not facing the satellite. 

Only the resulting explosion, known as a Coronal Mass Ejection or CME, was seen on the satellite instruments. 

The energy from the CME is not going to impact Earth. 

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