Eye on the Sky: Solar Flare

May 15, 2012 at 9:44 am | Posted in Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature, Science News | 1 Comment
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Bring on the Mayan doomsday predictions.  NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) captured this M-class solar flare on March 13, at 1:29 p.m. EDT.   Solar flares are classed in three categories: X- M- and C-, and solar flares are the strongest explosive event in our solar system, so this was a medium.  Incidentally, the teal color is normal for the Angstrom wavelength being shown in this image.  The magnetic energy put out by an M-class flare can cause brief radio blackouts that affect the Earth’s polar regions.

(via NASA)

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot


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