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NASA captures intense solar flare erupting from the sun

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 14:57:51-04

NASA says they captured a massive solar flare erupting from the sun.

In a blog post, the space agency said the solar flare occurred Wednesday, peaking at 1:35 p.m. EST.

The incredible moment was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is always watching the sun.

The burst was powerful enough to cause a short-wave radio blackout in some areas.

Some airplane pilots, boat captains, and ham radio operators may have noticed the disturbance.

Nasa classified the event as an x-class flare.

More powerful solar flares can pose dangers to satellites, power lines, and even astronauts in space.