HomeAstronomyPowerful solar flare from recent sun eruption should reach Earth Wednesday

Powerful solar flare from recent sun eruption should reach Earth Wednesday

A CME erupted on Jan. 30, 2022 and is set to arrive at Earth on Feb. 2, 2022.  (Image credit: SOHO)

A powerful solar flare has been traveling through space and it will arrive at planet Earth Wednesday (Feb. 2). 

In the early hours of Saturday morning (Jan. 30), a coronal mass ejection, a powerful explosion near the sun’s surface, erupted into space following an M1-class solar flare. M-class solar flares are medium-sized space weather events that can cause temporary radio blackouts on Earth, according to the European Space Agency. 

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