X1.1 class solar flare: A big and very active sunspot complex emerged over the sun’s northeastern limb. It has already produced an X1-class solar flare.SDO recorded the blast on April 17th 03:34 UT.A pulse of X-rays from the flare produced strong shortwave radio blackout over S/EastAsia & Australia

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The more I read about the sun the less I understand the sun

Shpooodingtime

Wait aren’t solar flares(?) like a lot bigger than Earth?

WordsReddit

But what blackout means? Someone had to repeat equipment or it just blocked communications for awhile and then everything started working again?

8412risk

It’d be fantastic if one would hit the US north east. I could use a day or two off of work.

rluzz001

No reason to be alarmed the sun just ate some taco bell

Ave19899