The first monster solar flare of the year exploded from the Sun today, causing disruption to radio communications here on Earth for a time. It packed the energy of millions of hydrogen bombs exploding simultaneously.
To be fair, that kind of energy release is typical of solar flares in general. But this one was an X-class flare — the most powerful category.
If you doubt that they can be that powerful, have a look at the image above. It’s a screenshot of a video I created using data fro