Snappin', Cracklin' and Poppin'
June 19, 2012
Two groups of active regions put on energetic displays of magnetic forces at work as they blast out at least five solar storms over about 36 hours (June 1-2, 2011). As they continue to rotate so that they are facing Earth, storms produced by these regions may generate “space weather” effects, including broader aurora displays and possibly technology issues. The image and movie are a combination of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light (AIA 335 and AIA 171).
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