A Class-X Solar Flare

The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare, the bright flash at the Sun’s lower center, at 1535 UTC (11:35 am ET) yesterday. This image was taken in extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares, shown here in teal.

According to the NOAA Space Weather website, the flare caused a significant glitch in shortwave radio communications here on Earth

Image Credit: NASA

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