What is a solar flare?
What is a solar flare?
This can cause a sudden explosion of energy called a solar flare. Solar flares release a lot of radiation into space. If a solar flare is very intense, the radiation it releases can interfere with our radio communications here on Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this imagery of a solar flare, as seen in the bright flash.
What was the biggest solar flare ever recorded?
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft captured this image of a solar flare as it erupted from the sun early on Nov 4, 2003. This was the most powerful flare measured with modern methods, classified as an X28. Credit: ESA and NASA/SOHO
What are solar flares (Radio blackouts)?
Solar Flares (Radio Blackouts) Solar flares are large eruptions of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun lasting from minutes to hours. The sudden outburst of electromagnetic energy travels at the speed of light, therefore any effect upon the sunlit side of Earth’s exposed outer atmosphere occurs at the same time the event is observed.
What are solar flares and CMEs?
Solar flares and CMEs are the most powerful explosions in our solar system. This animation shows how coronal mass ejections can blow out from the Sun, interfere with Earth’s magnetic fields (the curved purple lines), and cause auroras (the blue rings of light circling the North and South poles). Credit: NASA/Walt Feimer
On Thursday, our sun released its pent-up energy in the form of a little magnetic bomb. It’s called a solar flare, and NASA caught the whole thing on camera.
How to cook chicken and noodles?
In a large pot, mix the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, and chicken meat. Season with onion powder, seasoning salt, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, and stir in the noodles. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. A simple, comforting, and easy recipe for chicken and noodles.
Why do noodles get tangled in the Sun?
The noodles are the sun’s magnetic fields. However, just as stirring your soup in search of a baby carrot can tangle your noodles, these charged-up, magnetic lines can grow tangled, most often near sunspots.
Can magnetic fields tangle your noodles?
However, just as stirring your soup in search of a baby carrot can tangle your noodles, these charged-up, magnetic lines can grow tangled, most often near sunspots. Eventually, as regions of the spaghetti-like magnetic fields form complex knots and push and pull on each other, they experience an energy overload.