Solar flare could swallow 20 Earth-sized planets

2023-07-31 15:39:20 | Last Update : 2023-07-31 15:44:35

There was an explosion on the surface of the Sun that could swallow 20 Earth-sized planets. This explosion is called an extraordinary explosion by experts.

Solar flare could swallow 20 Earth-sized planets
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After the first giant spots seen for the first time on the surface of the Sun, the first of the explosion, which scientists gave a period of 6 months to 1 year and which could cut off communication when it occurs, happened the other day.

The flare, 20 times the size of the Earth, was captured on video. The recently detached AR 3372 sunspot exploded, producing an M4-class solar flare and an unprecedented cloud of debris.


The first of the solar flares, which are expected to hit the Earth, and which some scientists expect to peak early, took place the other day, lasting between 6 months and 1 year. The 20 Earth-sized flare was also seen from Earth. The interruptions in radio communication caused by this flare lasted about 30 minutes. However, experts still think that we "dodged a bullet". Because the fiery loop moving away from the sun after the explosion was large enough to swallow 20 Earth-sized planets. But this did not happen. Because it was observed that the ring of fire traveled in the opposite direction of the Earth.


Like several other major flares in July, this one will reportedly not reach Earth.

The flare, described as Class X, is in the category of the most violent solar flares. The giant solar flare was also captured by a teacher from Edirne, Türkiye who is interested in astro photography as an amateur.


Adnan Tunca, who regularly takes daily solar records every day between 18.30 and 19.00, said, "I started shooting with the telescope. I wanted to take a record without activating the Halpha filter. Normally, the details of the sun cannot be seen without compressing it with the filter, but I saw an explosion while I was shooting in this way. While I was trying to open a recording location, an explosion started to occur very quickly. There is an explosion in the sun every day, but this time it exploded very fast and very far away and then took a new shape. This is the first time I have seen such an explosion, so we can call it an extraordinary or unusual explosion," he said.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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