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2022 April 20

Continued activity

High levels of solar activity continue through April 2022. Click to watch more flares seen by XRT.
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Solar Activity Continues

As noted last week, the Sun has really started to come alive in Solar Cycle 25. Starting in the middle of March 2022, a dramatic increase in the number of sunspots, active regions, and flares was observed on the Sun. April 2022 is poised to snatch the short-held title of 'Most Active Month in Solar Cycle 25' from March 2022. With multiple high-level M class and a few X class flares, April has shown what the Sun is capable of when it decides to be more active. As a solar scientist, let's hope that this trend keeps as we go deeper into cycle 25 and we continue to see some spectacular events from our star.

Keywords: Solar Cycle, Flare
Filters: Be_Thin, Be_Med

(Prepared by Lucas Guliano)

The XRT instrument team is comprised of SAO, NASA, JAXA, and NAOJ.

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