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Watch: 4K video of a flare from the sun captured by NASA

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Published Apr 28, 2016, 5:51 pm IST
Updated Apr 28, 2016, 5:51 pm IST
Accroding to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, the solar flare—about 5 times the size of the Earth—caused moderate radio blackouts.
A solar flare on the surface of the sun. (Photo: NASA)
 A solar flare on the surface of the sun. (Photo: NASA)

Mumbai: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a 4K video of a flare from the sun on April 24. The 4K video was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on April 17 – It highlighted a flare that burst on the Sun’s surface.

Accroding to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, the solar flare—about 5 times the size of the Earth—caused moderate radio blackouts.

 

NASA’s Solar Observation Panel also records important data related to stars, which help scientists conduct studies and research work. In this case, scientists studied active regions – which are areas of intense magnetism – to understand why they sometimes erupt with such flares.

The video was captured in several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, a type of light that is typically invisible to our eyes, but is color-coded in SDO images for easy viewing, as per NASA.

So without further ado, here is the video released by NASA that shows the 4K video of a flare from the sun.

 

Credits: NASA

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