- Scientists capture rare moment a massive solar flare erupts from the sun
- They have described this solar flare as the largest ever observed in over 12 years
- They compare its radiation from the sun to a billion hydrogen bombs
Fresh breakthrough has scientists capture eruption of what they consider to be the largest solar flare in over 12 years.
The extremely rare moment was captured through Swedish Solar Telescope in La Palma, during which the scientists also observed other spectacular activities going on in the solar system.
The massive solar flare, according to the scientists from Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Center, was one of three major events that are generally referred to as X-category flares.
“It’s very rare to observe the opening minutes of the flare’s life. We can only observe about 1/250th of the solar surface at any given time using the Swedish Solar Telescope,” says Dr Chris Nelson.
“It’s very rare to observe the opening minutes of the flare’s life. We can only observe about 1/250th of the solar surfa ce at any given time using the Swedish Solar Telescope,” says Dr Chris Nelson.
The scientists have compared the radiation generated by the massive solar flare, which occurred over the course of 48 hours, to a billion hydrogen bombs.
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