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


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


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


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


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