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C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept 8 2010
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C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010

September 14, 2010
Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept. 8, the active region erupted, producing a solar flare and a fantastic prominence. The eruption also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection into space. The eruption was not directed toward any planets.