Monster Flare Explodes From the Sun With Energy of Millions of H-Bombs

The first monster solar flare of the year exploded from the Sun today, causing disruption to radio communications here on Earth for a time. It packed the energy of millions of hydrogen bombs exploding simultaneously.

To be fair, that kind of energy release is typical of solar flares in general. But this one was an X-class flare — the most powerful category.

If you doubt that they can be that powerful, have a look at the image above. It’s a screenshot of a video I created using data fro

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