GOD’S FIREWORKS.

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Sun Unleashes Solar Fireworks Preview for July Fourth Tariq

Sun Unleashes Solar Fireworks Preview for July Fourth

 
SPACE.com

Tariq Malik 2 hours ago

The sun fired off an intense solar flare Wednesday (July 3), giving NASA scientists a solar preview to the Fourth of July holiday in the United States.

The solar flare erupted at about 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and was spotted by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which snapped a photo of the July solar storm.

“Just a few minutes after 7:00 UT, the sun produced an M1.5-class solar flare. Perhaps an early Fourth of July fireworks?” SDO mission officials wrote in a Facebook post announcing the flare.

M-class solar flares are medium-strength solar storms that can supercharge Earth’s northern lights displays when they are aimed at Earth. NASA officials reported that the July 3 solar flare erupted from a point just over the eastern side, or limb, of the sun, so it was not directed at our planet.

The most powerful type of solar flares are X-class sun storms. When aimed directly at Earth, X-class flares can pose a threat to astronauts in space, interfere with satellite signals and potentially affect electrical power grids on Earth.

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