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This si a weird topic, but the movie "Knowing" is what got me interested in learning about space weather. If y'all have watched the movie, you know it ends with the Earth being destroyed by a Superflare. Now, I've heard some people say the Sun CAN produce a similar superflare, but some also say it's not possible for our Sun to do that either. Does anyone know if a Superflare like the one in "Knowing" is possible from our Sun... or what would be needed for that to happen?
Hello, I am currently working on an end of semester project with the goal of figuring out the average intensity of C, M, and X class solar flares by taking into account the number of flares recorded of each type, and the total x-ray intensity in mFU (1mFU = 10^-6 watts/m^2). I'm trying to understand how to read the graphs provided in the archive sections of the solar flare reports in order to log the total intensity recorded over three-day periods. This is the NASA tutorial document that my partner and I are using as a template for the math involved: CH4v3.pdf (nasa.gov) (Pages 17 and 18 specifically). Is there an easy way to see the total x-ray intensity recorded over three day periods with the archives on this site?