Over the weekend, the sun gave off a considerable solar flare. This is an X-class solar flare, which is said to be the largest eruption in four years.
The sun bursts suddenly Flare On Saturday, the incident peaked at 10:29 AM Eastern Time, and NASA Say In the blog. The incident occurred in New Area 2838 and was said to be an X-class solar flare, which the agency pointed out was the “strongest” flare.
“The new area 2838 produced a pulse X1 flare (R3-strong radio blackout) at 14:29 UTC on July 3,” US Space Weather Forecast Center (SWPC) Say In the notification about the event. “This sunspot area developed overnight and also caused the M2 flare (R1-minor radio blackout) on July 3 at 07:17 UTC.”
The Solar Dynamics Observatory even captured images of solar flares. According to NASA, the image shows approximately 10 million degrees Fahrenheit solar material.
The largest solar flare in four years
This special event is the first X-class solar flare since 2017, Spaceweather.com ReportTo make it Largest solar flare About four years later
The outlet stated that the X-class flares were said to be the cause of “strong” geomagnetic storms and “deep” radio outages. In this weekend’s event, it was an X1.5 flare, and the number on X provides more information about it. For example, NASA pointed out that the intensity of X2 flares is twice that of X1.
“Just as it appeared, the sunspots had disappeared,” Spaceweather.com pointed out. “On July 4, it will spin on the northwestern edge of the sun and will pass through the back of the sun in the next two weeks.”
There were 49 X-class flares in the last solar cycle, so we may see more in the current solar cycle 25.
Largest solar flare
NASA uses letters to classify solar flares based on intensity SayThe smallest is Class A flares, followed by B, C, M, and X flares. Each letter represents a 10-fold increase in energy output.
Within this range, Class A events are “close to the background” level, and even Class C flares are considered too weak to significantly affect the Earth. However, M-class flares may already cause potentially harmful radiation storms to astronauts, and even cause short radio interruptions.
As for the X-class flares, the largest of them is said to be the largest eruption in the solar system “to date”. If they happen to point to the earth, they can cause radiation storms, which can damage communication systems, power grids, and satellites.
One of the largest solar flares measured using modern methods was the 2003 solar flare, which was so powerful that it overloaded the sensor. In the best estimate, it is X28.