The trio of solar flares produces radio blackouts and dazzling auroras

An image of the sun captured on Aug. 29, 2022 showing a large solar flare.

The sun continues to show a flurry of activity.

Space weather observers observed a series of powerful solar flares between Saturday (August 27) and Monday (August 29), the most powerful of which was recorded as an M8 class flare and occurred on Monday at 7:07 am EDT (1207 GMT). ), reports SpaceWeather.com (opens in a new tab). Class M flares are typically described as “moderate” but can still “cause brief radio blackouts at the poles and minor radiation storms that may endanger astronauts.” according to NASA (opens in a new tab).


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