Nasa Captured an explosion more than 90 million miles from home on Jan. 20, 2022. The Sun let loose a solar flare, and NASA’s sun-observing Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the moment. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watches the Sun constantly.
NASA defines Solar Flares as powerful bursts of energy. According to NASA, flares and solar eruptions can impact radio communications, electric power grids, navigation signals and pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts. NASA classified this particular flare as a M5.5 class flare.