Amazing solar flare disrupts communications in Europe and makes you wonder about future eruptions.
Makes you wonder what would happen if a large enough flare hits Earth and knocks off all communication satellites.
A violent new sunspot is bombarding the Earth with particles from solar flares – including a blast that affected some radio transmissions across Europe.
These contain billions of tons of gases bursting with X-rays and ultraviolet radiation. They are mind-bogglingly hot – around 100,000,000C.
- New sunspot group bombards Earth with solar flares (whptv.com)
- Active sunspot fires off new solar flare (msnbc.msn.com)
- Active Sunspot Shoots Off Intense New Solar Flare (space.com)
- Active Sunspot Shoots Off Intense New Solar Flare (livescience.com)
- Sun fires off Fourth of July solar flares (cbsnews.com)