January 8, 2014

SDO Captures Release of X1.2 Class Solar Flare

This movie shows imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as the sun emitted an X-class flare on Jan. 7, 2014. The movie shows light in the 1600 Angstrom wavelength showing both sunspots visible on the sun’s surface and the flare in the solar atmosphere. NOTE: This video loops 4 times.

Credit: NASA

[ Read the Article: First X-class Flare Of 2014 Unleashed By The Sun ]

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