Flaring Active Region
July 10, 2012
Active Region 1514 just could not contain itself as it popped off over a dozen flashes, minor eruptions, and flares over almost two days (June 27-29, 2012). There is a larger blast near the end of the video clip. The jerking of the Sun also near the end was caused by some calibration testing by the spacecraft. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one as it rotates more towards facing Earth.
Topics: Environment, Space plasmas, Plasma physics, Geology, light sources, Astrophysics, Volcano, Sun, Flare, Solar flare, Physics, Astronomy