Solar Flare

NASA released footage of a solar flare that erupted on the Sun’s surface on the 3rd week of April. The flare was classified by NASA as a ‘mid-level’ event, which according to reports did cause brief radio blackouts.

The footage shows the flare erupting on the right side of the sun and is quite easily noticeable. Such footage is recorded in Ultraviolet light. This is then re-coded with colour for better differentiation.

The footage recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a craft that orbits and studies the surface of the sun, relaying important footage and data back to scientists on Earth, who study Helio-Physics.

You will find arches on the flares, which are caused on account of the Sun adjusting its magnetic field. According to NASA, a medium-sized flare is rare on this side of the Sun, which until now only exhibited minor flares.

Stunning Video Of April 2016 Solar Flare

Solar flares eject X-rays and UV radiation into space, which do reach the Earth and affects our Ionosphere. Such ejections, commonly known as CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) are capable of posing a threat to astronauts, space-crafts, satellites as well as affects the

Such ejections, commonly known as CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) are capable of posing a threat to astronauts, space-crafts, satellites as well as affects the Earths magnetospehere.

Such hard X-rays usually take about 2 hours to reach the Earth’s orbit from the time the flare is detected, but super-flares have left astronauts with as little as 15 minutes to seek shelter in the past. Exposure to such radiation that penetrates the

Exposure to such radiation that penetrates the body, is expected to cause biochemical damage, threatening the lives of scientists and astronauts on space missions.

Solar flares occur frequently when the sun is active with 2-3 flares per day, and as rare as 2 per week when the Sun is dormant. NASA has released an array of footage on solar flares

NASA has released an array of footage on solar flares on the past. They are both informative as well as magnificent; and are available for free on YouTube to watch.

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