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What are Solar Flares?

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Definition –

A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun surface.

8 Amazing Facts about Solar Flares

  1.  The flare ejects clouds of electrons, ions, and atoms through the corona into space.
  2.  They produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum.
  3.  Flares occur in active regions around sunspots.
  4.  Flares are powered by the sudden release of magnetic energy stored in the corona.
  5.  X-rays and UV radiation emitted by solar flares can disrupt long-range radio communications.
  6. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun by Richard Christopher Carrington and Richard Hodgson.
  7.  Flares occur in active regions around sunspots.
  8.  The frequency of occurrence of solar flares varies according to an 11 year cycle.

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