written by jess thomson, on march 31st, 2023

what: massive solar flare causes radio blackout over u.s.

when: flare was released soon february 28 

who: noaa‘s space weather prediction center

interesting paragraph: (para 5)”solar flares are powerful jets of electromagnetic radiation, mostly x-rays, spat out from the sun’s surface. they are usually emitted from sunspots when the twisted magnetic field lines in these regions suddenly realign, often also releasing a plume of solar plasma known as a coronal mass ejection, or cme.

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