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A strong solar flare erupts from the sun


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The sun emitted a powerful solar flare that peaked at 10:33 p.m. ET on March 28, 2023. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly monitors the sun, captured an image of the event.

Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Solar flares and eruptions can affect radio communications, electrical power grids, and navigation signals and pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts.

This glow is classified as an X1.2 glow. Class X indicates the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about their strength.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the solar flare — as seen in the bright flash below the sun’s right — on March 28, 2023. The image shows a subset of intense ultraviolet light that highlights extremely hot material in the flares and is colored in teal . Credit: NASA/SDO

NASA serves as the research arm of the nation’s space weather efforts. NASA constantly monitors the sun and our space environment with a fleet of spacecraft that study everything from the sun’s activity to the solar atmosphere, particles, and magnetic fields in space around Earth.

more information:
To find out how space weather can affect Earth, please visit NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centerthe US government’s official source for space weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and alerts.

Courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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