Astrophysics (index)

Solar Flare

(sudden brightening of the Sun)

A Solar Flare is a sudden brightening of the Sun. Other stars also flare (Stellar Flares).

Solar Flares vary in brightness and the energy presumed to be released. They can affect power and communications on Earth. They are generally assumed to be the results of Magnetic Reconnection.

(Sun,event type)

Referenced by:
Geomagnetic Storm
Magnetic Arcade
Magnetic Reconnection
Solar Maximum Mission (SMM)
Solar Eruption
Standard Model of a Flare
Stellar Flare