Sunspot 1429 Unleashes Two X-Class Flares
This movie of the March 6, 2012 X5.4 flare was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in the 171 Angstrom wavelength. Active Region 1429 has been shooting off flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) since it rotated into Earth's view on March 2, 2012. Two X-class flare have been released overnight, an X1.3 and an X5.4. Stay tuned for more from this very active sunspot.