NASA captures spectacular image of first M-class solar flare of 2015

January 14, 2015 9:50 AM

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NASA captures spectacular image of first M-class solar flare of 2015

An interesting image of M-class solar flare was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory at 11:24 pm EST on Monday. The flare has been classified as M5.6-class flare and caused a minor radio blackout on the sunlit side of the Earth.

M-class solar flare is considered to be the second-most powerful type of solar flare on a scale with five. A-class flares are the weakest, followed by B, C, M, and X-classes. X-class flares are most intense and 10 times more powerful than an M-class flare.

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