Big Solar Flare


5th grade students at Rod Kelley will recall my talking about solar flares yesterday.  Here is a news report about an X-Class solar flare that was detected on December 5th.  Solar flares are classified as A, B, C, M or X depending on how much power they carry. It is sort of like the ‘Richter Scale’ for solar flares.  This solar flare was an X9, which is a very big one, one of the strongest solar flares recorded over the last 30 years.

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