Don’t worry, the sun isn’t actually turquoise.
On the evening of February 12, a flare occurred on the Sun, classified as X1.1 – it turned out to be more powerful than many other observed flares. The strength of the flash turned out to be such that radio communications in South America failed for some time.
As Space.com explains, there are four classes of solar flares (A, C, M, and X), X being the most powerful of them all. The numbers after the flash indicate its strength, the record now belongs to the X28 flash, recorded in 2003 – it went off scale.
You can watch the flash in a video recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. This is a NASA space observatory that studies the Sun and constantly observes the star.
It is expected that due to the solar flare on February 14, stronger northern lights can be observed on Earth – just in time for Valentine’s Day.
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