- nasaJust how big was yesterday’s solar flare? Well, compare it to the size of Earth. The X2.7 class solar flare flashed on the edge of the sun on May 5, 2015. This image was captured by our Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows a blend of light from different wavelengths. The Earth is shown to scale.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.
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- knuklz456Scary. A big enough one could wipe out the entire electrical grid
- kaseyjshicks@ninananthomas read this. God is so cool
- juanlino.gifEarth is so small compared to the sun. @jazmindolores
- ways.means.mfg@k_y_l_e._ yea son!
- firstname.lastname@example.org this is SO COOL
- fa.alsuwaidiسبحن الله
- fabian_saulic@alessio_ru das meine ich😅
- chrismcarlsonWe are so tiny, in comparison with our own sun.
- neha221082I am afraid of that we are very smallllllll
- 707medicCertainly we are so small 😑
- sahar.d16خدايا خودت رحم كن