The Sun Just Blasted the Earth With an Enormous Solar Flare

It is amazing.
Solar Blast

NASA reports that the Sun's surface was active in the days leading to Halloween. It emitted powerful radiation waves towards Earth during these blasts.

Although the atmosphere protects our planet's surface from cosmic drama, flare ups can cause havoc on satellites and GPS.

One solar flare was so strong that it was designated an X1-class flake by NASA on October 28th. This is the strongest of its kind.

NASA released a video showing the spectacle in motion. It emphasizes once again the star's incredible power.



Flare Gun

Also, the solar storm triggered spectacular displays of auroras, also known as the northern light, in the night sky over large stretches of North America.

The Suns activity has been increasing since December 2019. This is part of the Suns natural solar cycle. Each cycle lasts approximately 11 years and can be characterized by a rise from calm to stormy, then back again.

The Sun's magnetic poles can flip, releasing huge amounts of solar material.

NASA has recorded the strongest X-class solar radiation ever recorded, an X28-class flare. This means that it was 28x more powerful than the October 28 eruption. The sensors did not detect it at that level, so it may have been even stronger than that.



According to NASA, these events can produce as much energy and as many hydrogen bombs as one billion. Even though the Sun is a source of life for Earth, don't forget about its potential for destruction.

READ MORE: Active Sun Unleashes Powerful X Class Solar Flare [NASA]

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