Solar Flares Unleashed (VIDEO)
The sun unleashed a cosmic double whammy Tuesday (March 6), erupting with two major flares to cap a active day of powerful solar storms. One particular with the flares is among the most highly effective solar eruption in the 12 months, up to now.
Equally from the large flares ranked as X-class storms, the strongest form of solar flares the sun can have. They followed many weaker, but even now highly effective, sun storms on Tuesday and came just times right after one more main solar flare on Sunday evening.
The very first large solar storm was also probably the most potent one, position being an X5.4-class flare immediately after erupting at 7:02 p.m. EST (0002 March 7 GMT), based on an notify through the Space Weather Prediction Center operated from the National Weather Service. It’s the strongest solar flare but for 2012.
The 2nd event occurred just over an hour later on, reaching a maximum strength of X1.3.
Several space-based observatories witnessed the solar flares, like NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and the agency’s Stereo-B spacecraft. The sun-watching observatories noticed massive clouds of charged particles – known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs – erupting from your solar flares.