Saturday, 29 September 2012

Solar Flare Video

Found this via Phil Plait's amazing Bad Astronomy blog*:

On August 31st the Sun produce an immense solar flare:  click here for a picture from Nasa with the Earth to scale or better still just go straight to the 1900x1200 version. I've made a crop of the picture below just to give a teaser:**

Now Nasa and the Goddard Space Flight Center have released a video of the event:

Make it full-screen and switch to 1080p, sit back and be impressed....

* You really should read this blog every day
** Using NASA Imagery and Linking to NASA Web Sites

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