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Strong solar flare causes radio blackouts on the Earth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong solar flare early Wednesday morning caused some radio blackouts on parts of the Earth facing the sun and more are possible as the active solar region rotates toward the center of the sun, NASA announced.

The space agency said on its science web site that the Solar and Heliographic Observatory satellite recorded a massive solar flare, called an X-class flare, about 4:37 a.m. MDT Wednesday.

Streams of electromagnetic energy erupting from the flare disrupted some radio communications, the announcement said.