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NASA capturs captivating images of gigantic X-class solar flare on Sun

NASA capturs captivating images of gigantic X-class solar flare on Sun

MAXICO: NASA has captured captivating images of a gigantic X-class solar flare erupting on the surface of the Sun.
Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured the event sun on Dec 19.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however – when intense enough – they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.
This flare was classified as an X1.8-class flare – X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.