Scientists from ESA have captured the largest solar flare in the history of observations.

Experts from the European Space Agency (ESA) were able to record with the help of the Solar Orbiter probe camera the largest solar flare with a full solar disk in the entire history of observations. This is reported on the official website of the organization.

The astronomical event occurred on February 15, and due to the fact that the flash was from the back side of the Sun, which is turned away from our planet, the effects of the impact were not observed on Earth.

The coronary ejection was captured on a Full Sun Imager (FSI) camera, which is designed to monitor the entire surface of the star. This time, for the first time, scientists managed to photograph both the prominences (plasma emissions) and the entire solar disk, which made it possible to assess the entire scale of the phenomenon.

Astronomers believe that although this flash did not send particles to the Earth (which would have led to technical failures), it is an important reminder of the unpredictability of the Sun. They also noted that by better investigating such events, we will be able to protect our planet from the harmful effects of solar energy emissions.