NASA captures mesmerizing footage of strongest solar flare in a decade



NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded the Sun emitting one of the strongest solar flare in a decade on 6 September. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm warning for September 13 and 14. The storm can impact satellites, navigation and communications systems but will also mean that the aurora borealis (northern lights) will be more vivid for skywatchers.

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An unusual solar flare observed by a NASA space observatory on Tuesday could cause some disruptions to satellite communications and power on Earth over the next day or so, officials said. The potent blast from the Sun unleashed a firestorm of radiation on a level not witnessed since 2006, and will likely lead to moderate geomagnetic storm activity by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. http://BestDramaTv.Net

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Edited time lapse sequences of the sun’s atmosphere observed by the
Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft between 2011 and 2015.

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Taken form the Album Utopía (2004) | CD: BAY 38CD, Digital: BAY 38E
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Images courtesy of: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Scientific Visualization Studio
www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard | http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov

Editing: Michael König | http://www.koenigm.com

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This montage features excerpts of 4K full-disk pictures in extreme ultraviolet channels,
mainly using wavelengths of 30.4 nm (50,000 Kelvin) partially in combination with 17.1 nm (6.3×105 Kelvin),
and offers a glance at spicules, solar flares, filaments and an overview of the sun’s atmosphere.

The footage was captured by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) maintained by the Joint Science Operations Center
(Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory in collaboration with Stanford University)

Scenes in order of appearance:

1. Long shots of solar activity | October 2013
2. Boiling solar prominence | February 2013
3. Close up active regions | October 2013
4. Launching filament | November 2011
5. Twisting prominence | September 2012
6. Close up solar activity | October 2014
7. Solar prominence | July 2013
8. Lunar transit | January 2014
9. Solar prominence dance | December 2012
10. Solar activity | October 2013
11. Plasma eruption | September 2012
12. Coronal rain | July 2012
13. Close up active regions | October 2013
14. Trebuchet eruption | February 2011
15. Solar prominence | October 2013
16. Venus transit | June 2012
17. Extreme solar eruption | June 2011
18. Filament eruption & ’canyon of fire’ | September 2013
19. Erupting solar filament | March 2015
20. Comet ’lovejoy’ passes sun | December 2011
21. Earth eclipse and dark prominence | September 2012

More information on the Solar Dynamics Observatory mission:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Dynamics_Observatory