Posts tagged "solar flares"

Multiple Views of the Solar Flare on July 12, 2012

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This video from NASA shows a recent solar flare in a variety of wavelengths. There is a combined wavelength view at the end.

Learn about the solar flare and view photos of it.

Video from the Solar Dynamic Observatory’s (SDO) AIA instrument.

Video description: This video shows our Sun over several weeks during a period of highly unusual solar activity.  It is comprised of images taken by a device called the Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI), which is aboard one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) weather satellites.  NOAA monitors the Sun with the SXI in order to predict when solar flares may cause dangerous problems on Earth, such as communications failures and power outages.