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An M5.2-class Solar Flare in Progress on May 8, 2014 (1 of 2)

Caption: The bright light on the left side of the sun shows an M5.2-class solar flare in progress on May 8, 2014.This image, captured by NASA's SDO, shows light with a 131 Angstrom wavelength, which highlights the extremely hot material in a solar flare and is typically colorized in teal.

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