Sun erupts with solar flare — one of the strongest it can unleash

(Photo: NASA / SDO)

The sun erupted with one of the strongest solar flares it can unleash early Friday, just days after firing off an intense solar storm at Earth.

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Powerful outburst on the sun sends a blast our way

The sun unleashed a huge flare Thursday, the second major solar storm to erupt from our star in less than a week.

The solar flare peaked at about 12:50 p.m. ET as an X-class sun storm, the most powerful type of flare the sun can have.

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