NASA Shares Pictures Of Solar Flare and it's Impact On Earth

Sunday, the American space agency NASA took a picture of the Sun's powerful energy burst into space.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that on October 2, the Sun had a "strong solar flare."

Moreover, the Solar Dynamic Observatory at NASA, which monitors the Sun around the clock, was able to take a picture of the event.

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation that happen when magnetic energy on the surface of the Sun is released.

Solar flares and eruptions can affect radio communications, power grids, GPS, and can also put spacecraft and astronauts in danger.

"They are the brightest parts of the Sun, and they can last anywhere from minutes to hours," NASA wrote in the caption.

In addition, the space agency stated that it categorised the solar flare that occurred on October 2 as a "X1 Flare."

"An X-class flare is the strongest one, and the number, which can go up to nine, denotes more information about its strength," NASA said.

Solar flares don't impact people negatively, but the magnetic energy they release can cause havoc to technology.