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solar flare. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/solar-flare
A sudden eruption of magnetic energy on or near the surface of the sun, usually associated with sunspots and accompanied by bursts of electromagnetic radiation and particles. Ultraviolet and x-ray radiation from solar flares often induce electromagnetic disturbances in the earth's atmosphere.