Solar Flare

   A huge eruption of the Sun's matter from its surface. These columns and loops of matter may be hundreds of kilometers high and affect radio signals on Earth. See Solar Cycle.

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  • solar flare — n. a sudden, short lived increase of intensity in the light of the sun, usually near sunspots, often accompanied by a large increase in cosmic rays, X rays, etc. and by resultant magnetic storms …   English World dictionary

  • Solar flare — A solar flare is a violent explosion in a star s (like the Sun s) atmosphere releasing as much energy as 6 times; 1025 Joules.cite journal last=Kopp first=G. coauthors=Lawrence, G and Rottman, G. year=2005… …   Wikipedia

  • solar flare — noun a sudden eruption of intense high energy radiation from the sun s surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference • Syn: ↑flare • Hypernyms: ↑solar radiation * * * ˌsolar ˈflare 7 [solar flare] …   Useful english dictionary

  • solar flare — Astron. flare (def. 22). [1935 40] * * * Sudden intense brightening of a small part of the Sun s surface, often near a sunspot group. Flares develop in a few minutes and may last several hours, releasing intense X rays and streams of energetic… …   Universalium

  • solar flare — noun Date: 1938 a sudden temporary outburst of energy from a small area of the sun s surface called also flare …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • solar flare — so′lar flare′ n. astron. a brief, sudden brightening of the sun s atmosphere that accompanies a burst of radiation from a sunspot • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • solar flare — noun A violent explosion in the Suns atmosphere …   Wiktionary

  • solar flare — volcanic eruption of the surface of the sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solar flare — noun Astronomy a brief eruption of intense high energy radiation from the sun s surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • solar flare — /soʊlə ˈflɛə/ (say sohluh flair) noun a short lived, high temperature outburst, seen as a bright area in the sun s atmosphere …   Australian English dictionary

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