The Sun Just Unleashed An Enormous Solar Flare!

NASA has reported a huge solar flare being emitted by the Sun on 6th, September At 5.10am EDT. This flare is reported being the most powerful since 2006, which has already caused some radio blackouts on Earth – and it may cause aurora visible as far south as London.
The Sun unleashed an X2.2 flare, with X-class indicating the most intense flares. Then, at 8.02am EDT, a much bigger flare measuring X9.3 was unleashed.
According to NASA, the flares were emitted from an active region of the Sun known as AR 2673. 
The timing of the flares is somewhat unusual, as the Sun is currently heading towards the quieter  solar minimum period which is a 11-year solar cycle
“This is a phase when such eruptions on the Sun are increasingly rare, but history has shown that they can nonetheless be intense,” said NASA.