M-class Solar flare

M-Class Solar Flare - 2011
M-Class Solar Flare - 2011 - noaa.gov

The sun unleashed a M class solar flare today.  Although not a unique event by any stretch, it has been a while since the sun has been this active. This m-class solar flare marks a continuation in the spike of daily c-class solar flares and possibly a sign of what we will be seeing more of in the coming days for this latest planetary alignment. The solar flare measured as a -M1.8 which is significant but should not impact the earth globally, rather a localized impact is all this should cause and that should be minimal

M-class solar flare-NOAA data Boulder, Colorado


 A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun surface or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy (about a sixth of the total energy output of the Sun each second). The flare ejects clouds of electrons, ions, and atoms through the corona into space. These clouds typically reach Earth a day or two after the event