The Sun reported last midnight third colossal eruption in less than 24 hours as part of the most powerful solar storm so far this year, reported Tuesday the Space Weather Prediction Center.

The third eruption ended at 01.11 (GMT) on Tuesday and issued an X3.2 class solar flare, one of the strongest that can launch the star, according to astronomers.

The other two eruptions occurred on the night of Sunday to Monday, and that day, all stemmed from a very active spot located on the left side of the face of the Sun away from Earth.

Two of the three recent solar flares have been associated with massive explosions, called coronal mass ejections, which launched into space at very high temperature materials and a million miles per hour.

The sunspot where these eruptions occur still faces the Earth, and the phenomena were captured on camera by the Solar Dynamics Observatory of the U.S. space agency NASA.

When these eruptions occur in the direction of the Earth, the X-class solar storms can be hazardous to astronauts and satellites in orbit, and interfere with communications and geo-positioning satellite signals in earth.

They can also cause light phenomena in Earth's sky when solar particles bombarding the atmosphere.

Scientists have recently given active sunspot AR1748 designation, and is one of nine numbered active sunspots visible on the Sun's surface.

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