The Sun emitted a strong solar flare on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, peaking at 9:55 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly monitors the sun, captured an image of the event.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Flares and solar flares can impact radio communications, power grids, navigation signals, and pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts.
This flare is classified as a class X flare. Class X denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.
NASA’s SDO sees the sun trigger a strong solar flare
Provided by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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