See the moment a powerful flare up to 10 TIMES the size of Earth explodes from our sun: NASA confirms blast of energy caused shortwave radio blackouts over the Americas
The moment a powerful flare exploded on our sun’s surface was captured by NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A strong X-class, which can be 10 times the size of Earth, was released from the blazing star’s surface at 12:52 pm ET on March 3 and caused temporary shortwave radio blackouts in North and South America.
The blast of energy, which lasted for seven minutes, shot out from a sunspot called AR 3234, located at the top right region of the sun’s surface, according to SpaceWeather.com.
The sunspot was first identified in February but has since quadrupled in size, according to NASA.
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