This video by Taken from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory orbiter, it shows stunning close-ups of solar flares erupting from the sun between October 25 and 28 (November 3 to 6) and classified by a large X1 solar storm. They end.
A storm in which charged particles can strengthen the Earth's north polar aurorae once they reach Earth. NASA officials wrote about the video: "Brighter than a ghost, faster than a black cat wagging its tail, the sun sent its spell to us just in time for Halloween."
According to NASA, the video Solar eruptions on Monday start from an active area to the left of the sun, flickering with a series of small flares and petal-like solar flares.
But perhaps the most striking moment was the X1 solar flare that On Thursday, it erupted directly from the sun from a sunspot in the center of the lower part of the sun. Class X1 flares are the strongest types of solar storms that the central star of the solar system can have.
Solar flares are powerful eruptions of radioactive radiation, according to NASA. Although harmful radiation from flares can not pass through the Earth's atmosphere and have a physical effect on humans, when they are severe enough, they can disrupt the Earth's atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communication signals travel.
The Dynamic Orbiter of the Sun, which orbits the Earth in orbit, is part of the fleet of various spacecraft that continuously weather Solar flares were accompanied by a massive radiation storm and solar eruption called a "coronal mass ejection" on Thursday, and charged solar particles. Ejected at a speed of more than 4 million kilometers per hour. These particles reach Earth this week and can strongly charge the planet's aurora borealis, also known as the North and South Lights. They interact and make the sky shine. The Earth's magnetic field directs these particles to the polar regions, so they are commonly found in high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Other planets, such as Jupiter and Uranus, also have aurorae, but sometimes they form differently.
- What is the definitive reason for the formation of aurorae? But according to NASA scientists, charged particles from solar storms, such as the recent example, can amplify aurorae to the extent that they can be seen at lower latitudes. However, even at high latitudes, it is difficult for cities with high light pollution to see it, and it will certainly not be as stunning as the aurora borealis in the north and south and seen by astronauts. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
Video Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center