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Solar Storms in IR

Author: Guest Writer/Wednesday, February 22, 2012/Categories: Uncategorized

Here is a short video of recent solar eruptions captured by NASA’s Solar and Heliosheric Observatory ( SOHO ). Captured in infrared by the orbiter, it demonstrates the power of solar flares.

Storms on the Sun’s surface are directly responsible for the increase in spectacular auroras that have been experienced lately in the night sky from the northern to the southern hemispheres on Earth.

Sun’s Explosive Whiplash in Infrared

(credit: NASA)

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