Lions and Tigers and X-flares oh my! this week our son ratchets up the activity big time. We have had 11 solar flares in the past few days, including for big flares and the first X-class flare of Solar Cycle 25! it all started very quickly on July 3rd when region 2939 came up out of nowhere. this region began to rapid fire flares like a holiday firework display causing multiple radio blackouts throughout July 3rd and 4th before finally coming down on the 5th. It also launched multiple solar storms off to the west, but none of them are Earth directed. Although this region has now rotated to the sun’s farside it is still firing off solar flares and solar storms! We will definitely keep an eye on it as it returns into Earth view in the next two weeks. Learn the details of the solar fireworks over the July 4th holiday, find out what kind of effects we had here at Earth, and see what else our Sun has in store this week.