What does solar flare mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solar flare, flare(noun)

    a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference

Wiktionary

  1. solar flare(Noun)

    A violent explosion in the Sun's atmosphere.

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  1. Solar flare

    A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun's surface or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy. They are mainly followed by a colossal coronal mass ejection also known as a CME. The flare ejects clouds of electrons, ions, and atoms through the corona of the sun into space. These clouds typically reach Earth a day or two after the event. The term is also used to refer to similar phenomena in other stars, where the term stellar flare applies. Solar flares affect all layers of the solar atmosphere, when the plasma medium is heated to tens of millions of kelvins the electrons, protons, and heavier ions are accelerated to near the speed of light. They produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum at all wavelengths, from radio waves to gamma rays, although most of the energy is spread over frequencies outside the visual range and for this reason the majority of the flares are not visible to the naked eye and must be observed with special instruments. Flares occur in active regions around sunspots, where intense magnetic fields penetrate the photosphere to link the corona to the solar interior. Flares are powered by the sudden release of magnetic energy stored in the corona. The same energy releases may produce coronal mass ejections, although the relation between CMEs and flares is still not well established.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solar flare in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solar flare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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