Sun emitted a powerful X-class solar flare

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(ORDO NEWS) — The Sun released a powerful solar flare that peaked on February 17, 2023. NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly monitors the Sun, captured the event.

The image shows a subset of extreme ultraviolet radiation that releases extremely hot material in flares. It is dyed turquoise.

sun emitted a powerful X class solar flare

Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Flares and eruptions on the Sun can affect radio communications, power grids, navigation signals and pose a danger to spacecraft and astronauts.

This flare is classified as an X2.2 flare. The X class indicates the high intensity of the flash, while the number gives more information about its strength.


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