2 major solar flares Friday — the second twice as intense as the first

The sun shot out a pair of gigantic solar flares early Friday — the second one even bigger than the first, a NOAA expert tells the Los Angeles Times. An X1-class solar flare occurred at about 1 a.m. PDT, followed by an even larger one about eight hours later.

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