Solar flares

Solar flares are violent storms on the Sun's surface which can eject particles and emit radiation toward Earth, affecting radio communication. Flares are generally correlated with the solar activity cycle and will become more common as the Sun approaches solar maximum in 2000.

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NOIRLab

About the Image

Id:noao9803a
Type:Planetary
Release date:Feb. 26, 1998
Related releases:noao9803
Size:1399 x 926 px

About the Object

Name:Sun
Category:Solar System

Image Formats

Large JPEG
411.5 KB
Screensize JPEG
176.2 KB

Colors & filters

BandTele-scope
Optical SOLIS Vector Spectromagnetograph (VSM)