A strong solar flare bursts from the sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash around the middle of the Sun – on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The image shows a subset of light extreme ultraviolet which highlights the extremely hot material in the flares and which is colorized in teal. Credit: NASA/SDO

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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