Sun Emits X1.6 Flare on August 5, 2023

  • Released Monday, September 25th, 2023
  • Updated Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 9:22AM
  • ID: 14418

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. The image shows a blend of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares and which is colorized in red and orange.Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. The image shows a blend of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares and which is colorized in red and orange.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

The Sun emitted a strong solar flare, peaking at 6:21 p.m. EDT on Aug. 5, 2023. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured imagery of the event.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. This image shows 131 angstrom wavelength light.Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. This image shows 131 angstrom wavelength light.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. This image shows 171 angstrom wavelength light.Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the right – on Aug. 5. 2023. This image shows 171 angstrom wavelength light.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO



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