May 14, 2013

Sun Emits First X-Class Solar Flare of 2013


On May 12, 2013, the sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 10 p.m. EDT. This flare is classified as an X1.7, making it the first X-class flare of 2013. The flare was also associated with another solar phenomenon, called a coronal mass ejection (CME) that can send solar material out into space. This CME was not Earth-directed.

Image Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA

2 comments:

  1. wow! it's unbelievable for a layman like me.

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  2. wow! it's unbelievable for a layman like me.

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