Strong Solar Flare Erupts From Sun
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained this image of a solar flare - as visible in the bright flash towards the Sun's centre
The image depicts a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that is colourized in teal and highlights the extremely hot material in flares. NASA/SDO credit
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Sun produced a powerful solar flare that peaked at 9:55 a.m. EDT
The event was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always watching the sun.
Solar flares are extremely intense energy blasts. Solar flares and eruptions can disrupt radio communications, power grids, and navigation signals, as well as endangering spacecraft and astronauts.
This flare falls into the X-class category. The X-class flares are the most intense, while the number indicates how strong they are.
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