Flare (disambiguation)

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A flare is a device that produces brilliant light and intense heat without explosion, used for lighting, signaling, decoration or as aerial defense countermeasure

Flare may also refer to:

Astronomy[edit]

  • Flare star, a variable star that can undergo unpredictable dramatic increases in brightness for a few minutes
  • Satellite flare, a phenomenon caused by the reflective surfaces on satellites
  • Solar flare, an eruption of plasma from the surface of the sun

Aviation[edit]

  • Flare (aviation), a technique used in landing an aircraft where the descent rate is gradually reduced until the landing gear gently touches the ground or runway
  • Flare (countermeasure), an aerial countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles
  • Flarecraft, a wing-in-ground effect vehicle

Computing[edit]

Culture and arts[edit]

Engineering[edit]

  • Flare (ship), a descriptive measure of hull shape
  • Flare fitting, an expansion flare on the end of a pipe in plumbing
  • Gas flare or "flare stack", a gas combustion device used at industrial plants and work sites, especially those involving petroleum or natural gas

Media[edit]

Music[edit]

Print[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Flare-up, a recurrence or aggravation of symptoms of a medical condition
  • An occurrence slit lamp examinations

Photography[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]