April 13, 2024

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Sun unleashes most powerful flare in current cycle

Our majestic star was recorded in the act of emitting high-intensity solar flares, which are strong blasts of energy. 

On Thursday, February 22, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a powerful solar flare that peaked at 5:34 pm EST. 

Solar flares are divided into three classes: X, M, and C. X represents the most intense and strong solar flare, while C denotes the weakest. 

As per NASA, This detected flare belongs to the X class, designated as an X6.3 flare. The number indicates its strength. 

via Interesting Engineering: https://bit.ly/49N3gWJ