Astronomers have announced that the weekend’s technical blackout was caused by radiation from the largest solar flare “seen in years. ‘
The solar flare was discovered on July 3, making it the first Category X event recorded since September 2017. A powerful energy explosion from the Sun caused the planet to crash, causing some technical glitches and power outages in the Atlantic Ocean. Although the X-ray pulse was not harmful to life on the surface, it interacted with the planet’s magnetic field and caused some disturbances to electronic devices and radio frequencies.
A Norwegian astronomer who runs the Space Meteorological Observatory reports that all of its instruments have failed for a short time. “This is the first of many years,” SpaceWater quoted Rob Stams as saying: “Magnetic reflection is particularly rare.”
The X-Flame caused a radio explosion and an increase in currents on Earth, which affected astronomical instruments.
On July 3, the Sun emitted a significant solar flare, at 10:29 a.m. ET. Copied an image of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory event, which is classified as X1.5. https://t.co/YQVtSqomEc pic.twitter.com/ivjSCPZPW9
– NASA Sun & Space (ASNASASun) July 4, 2021
The US space agency NASA announced that the solar flare occurred on Saturday evening, July 3rd.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which tracks the Sun 24/7, filmed an intense flash at 3.29 PM GMT (10.29 AM EDT).
The event is categorized as X 1.5 Class Flame, with “X” indicating the strongest class flare.
The next number, meanwhile, indicates the intensity of the flame, so an X3 flare will be twice as intense as Saturday’s event.
NASA said: “Solar flares are powerful explosions of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flame cannot pass through the Earth’s atmosphere, however – when it is intense enough – it can disrupt the atmosphere (GPS) communications in the layer where GPS signals are transmitted ”.
Solar flares and solar storms can cause power outages and disrupt satellite operations.
“X-flares are the strongest solar flares. They usually cause deep radio failures and the most intense geomagnetic storms,” the space weather said.
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