(VIDEO) NASA announces eruption of the Sun with intense flare

(VIDEO) NASA announces eruption of the Sun with intense flare
(VIDEO) NASA announces eruption of the Sun with intense flare

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (POTfor its acronym in English) announced this Tuesday, May 14, that The Sun emitted a very strong flare around 12:51 p.m. before a rash.

He explained that they are powerful energy explosionsso solar flares and eruptions can affect radio communications, electrical power networks and navigation signals.

On the other hand, they assume risks to spacecraft and astronauts. In the case of this flare, classified as X8.7it was the most intense in history, according to the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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How did it come about?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAAfor its acronym in English) explained that the flare arose from a sunspot that has hit the planet during the last few days.

This is the size of the sunspot that caused “the worst solar storm” of history in 1859. It is a region of the sun which has a lower temperature than its surroundings, and with a powerful magnetic activity.

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How are they classified?

The flare is classified as type X8.7that is, the class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides information about your strength.

Meanwhile, the sunspot that is causing this spatial chaos is AR 3664 same active region that caused the “extreme” solar storm from last Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12.


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