The sun released a strong solar flare upon April 30, 2022, peaking at 9: 47 a. m. EDT.
NASA’s Photovoltaic Dynamics Observatory, which timepieces the sun constantly, captured a picture of the event.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Flares and solar eruptions can impact radio communications, electric power grids, navigation signals, and pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts.
This flare is definitely classified as an X-class flare. X-class denotes the most extreme flares, while the number provides more information about its power.
NASA observes the sun and our space environment constantly with a fleet of spacecraft that study everything from the sun’s activity to the solar atmosphere, and to the particular particles and magnetic areas in the space surrounding Earth.
The Solar energy Dynamics Observatory is the initial mission to be launched with regard to NASA’s Living With a Celebrity (LWS) Program, a program made to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. SDO is designed to help us understand the sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by learning the solar atmosphere upon small scales of room and time and in numerous wavelengths simultaneously.