That was an M-2 flare, do you even know the scale of these things?
Originally Posted by vasotech
Of the 30 most powerful flares recorded, the 20 were in last cycle(not surprising, the didn't get measured on that scale until recently) and they were all X-9 or larger, including 3 X-20+ (one X-27+).
It's like getting scared of a 6.2 Richter earthquake after having bunch of 7.9+ quakes, with 3 of 9.0+, including one 9.7.
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