Strong solar flares from the sun.
The Sun emitted a strong solar flare, peaking at 1:09 p.m. EDT on June 20, 2023. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun continuously, captured the event.
Solar flares are large energy explosions. Solar flares and flares from other sources can endanger astronauts and spacecraft by interfering with high-frequency (HF) radio communications, power grids, and navigation signals.
Happy #SunDay! This week’s space weather report includes:
· 0 C-class solar flares
· 15 M-class flares
· 26 coronal mass ejections
· 0 geomagnetic storms
This video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows activity on the Sun over the past week. pic.twitter.com/hzd3OlWiMh
— NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) July 16, 2023
An X1.0 flare is what this one is. The X class denotes the strongest flame, and the number offers additional details regarding its power.
The nation’s effort to study space weather is led by NASA. With a fleet of spacecraft that monitor everything from the Sun’s activity to the solar atmosphere to the particles and magnetic field in space around Earth, NASA continuously monitors the Sun and our solar system.