NASA shares a stunning image of a solar flare
NASA’s Dynamic Solar Observatory captured the incident
The space agency also gave information on the effect of the solar flare on Earth.
New York. The American space agency NASA has shared beautiful photos of solar flares emanating from the surface of the sun on social networks. NASA captured the moment the Sun launched a powerful burst of energy into space on Sunday. Giving information, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that on October 2, a strong solar flare emanated from the Sun. NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory managed to capture a photo of this event.
NASA wrote in its article: “Many incidents have continuously occurred in space”. The Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured solar flares.
What are solar flares
Solar flares are radiations of magnetic energy emanating from the surface of the Sun. These volcanoes and solar flares have the potential to affect radio communications, power grids, GPS. It can also pose a risk to spacecraft and astronauts. Solar flares are bright areas visible on the surface of the Sun. It may be visible for a few minutes to a few hours.
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space agency said the solar flare captured on October 2 is classified as an “X1 flare.” NASA reported that the X class represents the most intense eruptions, while the number, which peaks at nine, gives more information about the eruption. Also in April, NASA had managed to capture the image of the solar flare thanks to its Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares have no negative effect on humans. They only affect technology by releasing magnetism.
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FIRST POST: 05 October 2022, 00:14 IST