US space agency NASA has unveiled an incredible video of a mid-level solar flare erupting from the sun’s surface. The footage was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory when the mid-level flair peaked at 10:05 am (EDT) on April 2.
The solar flare, which has been classified as M6.5 flare, is described as “graceful eruption,” by the NASA scientists.
NASA has posted the footage on its website where the space agency has also given its full description. “The image shows the flare in a blend of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light: 131 Angstroms and 171 Angstroms, colorized in yellow and red, respectively,” NASA posted on its website.
According to the scientists, these solar bursts are less powerful than the intense X-class flares.
This year has offered the celestial treat on two occasions: M9.3 occurred on March 13 and another flare namely X4.9 erupted on February 24. Scientists say, fortunately we were lucky as both the flares did not hit the Earth. A recent X-class solar flare erupted at 1:48 p.m. EDT March 29
NASA says, the recent solar flare should not be considered a cause of concern as the harmful radiation from sun can’t pass through the atmosphere and so can’t affect human health. According to the space agency, it can affect the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel in case they are intense,” the agency said.
The biggest solar storm ever recorded hit the Earth in 1859.