Most Powerful Outburst Occurred in The Sun
25 february 2014, 15:35 1078 views













"This is one of the most powerful flares in the current solar cycle, that is, over the past 11 years. However, its source is located near the eastern limb of the Sun, so the plasma cloud caused by the outburst will not affect the Earth, and the magnetic disturbances and increases in the flux of protons is not expected", - the representative of the Institute of Applied Geophysics told RIA Novosti.

Solar outburst depending on the power of X-rays are divided into five classes: A, B, C, M and X. The minimum class A0.0 corresponds to the radiation power at the Earth's orbit in 10 nano watts per square meter. When you move to the next letter the power increases 10 times. Outbreaks are usually accompanied by emission of solar plasma, clouds of which that reach Earth can trigger magnetic storms.