Tag: solar flare

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with a powerful solar flare on Friday, caught on video by NASA. The flare registered as an X1.7-class solar event on the space weather scale. The flare sparked a temporary radio blackout, but is not expected to be ‘geo-effective.’ space.com

Coronal Mass Injection Find Could See ‘Textbooks Rewritten’

NASA says it has made a discovery which will require “rewriting textbooks” after it found the two rings of charged particles surrounding the Earth – called Van Allen belts – were reconfigured by a coronal mass injection. Not only are the belts now believed to be more malleable, the mass injection revealed for the first…