Solar Storm: Spectacular image taken by NASA (view video)
May 14, 2012
The fears that a solar storm can explode and break the power grids on Earth are legitimate, but until that day comes, let’s enjoy the pictures.
It was taken by NASA when the Sun erupted on Wednesday May 9, with a solar flare that appears almost like a diamond shining on the surface of our star.
A spokesman for the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, which took the picture, said, “The flare was faster and there was no coronal mass ejection associated with it.”
“This image is displayed on the wavelength of 131 Angstroms, a wavelength which is usually colored in blue-green and providing more detailed image of this particular outbreak.”
“The sunspot is large and complex, and appeared in the left limb of the Sun on Saturday, May 5.”