The Sun is the ultimate source of energy, it’s one of the reasons life forms on Earth are possible. However, solar flares outburst, sun storms and other eruptions can leave adverse effects on Earth such as interference of radio signals, satellites and emission of harmful radiation.
The video shows an X1-Class flare erupted from the sunspot – Active Region 1944 on January 7, 2014.
Active Region 1944, abbreviated as AR1944 is an immense dark region of the Sun formed by 60 or more individual sunspots. One of these sunspots is bigger than the earth itself.
This X-Flare outburst may result in geomagnetic storm which may cause interference of radio signals, or even electrical blackouts.
[Video Credit: Space.com | NASA]