Large Solar Flare Caught on Video


POSTED: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 2:47pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 4:13pm

A large solar flare was caught on video on Thursday, and while this eruption won't cause any technical disturbances, the sight is still enthralling.

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory captured images of a large solar flare. The 90-minute flare caused a “solar prominence,” or a small tendril of plasma, that can be seen in the video.

While the solar flare wasn't strong enough to cause any satellites or other electronic systems to be disturbed. A recent solar flare before Thursday's was stronger, and some experts said some technology would experience brief interruptions.

The flare was not in Earth's direction.

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Now that is scary, the way I see it anything can happen, it makes you think of what will happen in 2012

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