The Massive Image: Catching an intense photo voltaic flare in motion
It is not uncommon to listen to stories of photo voltaic flares that would have an effect on Earth, however seeing them in vivid element? That is one other matter. Fortunately, NASA’s Photo voltaic Dynamics Observatory just lately captured a excessive-depth X1.eight flare (eighty % extra intense than an already big X1 flare) in motion. The beautiful pyrotechnics you see above symbolize a subset of the ultraviolet mild from the eruption, whereas the video under exhibits what it appeared like in different wavelengths. And the kicker? As spectacular as this can be, it is from the most important instance in current reminiscence — that honor goes to a mammoth X28+ flare from 2003. These ejections aren’t so pleasurable once they trigger havoc with communications and navigation methods, however they no less than make for an excellent mild present.