Sun Causes Radio Blackout With Largest Solar Flare In Four Years | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Sun Causes Radio Blackout With Largest Solar Flare In Four Years

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of the largest solar flare produced by the sun in four years.

A solar flare is a powerful burst of radiation emitted from a star. Fortunately, these flares from our sun cannot harm us on Earth, but NASA notes that strong flares ‘disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel’. The flares can even impact power grids.

On July 3, NASA spotted the most intense solar flare that marks the beginning of an escalation in activity in Solar Cycle 25. This will likely mean that more flares will appear. The image was captured by the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly.

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