Sun Erupts With Monster X9 and X2 Flares

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured sunspot AR2673 erupt with a pair of X flares (X9.3 and X2.2) on September 6, 20177. The X9 flare is the most powerful flare from the Sun in more than a decade. Further information on its impact on Earth will come later today. Credit: / footage courtesy NASA/SDO / edited by Steve Spaleta