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The breathtaking new images that reveal the violence of a solar flare - and the…

Captured by from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), the images show a solar flare in ultraviolet light - and the beautiful aurora it created on earth
Suzi Holler
Suzi Holler • 1 year ago

"Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of September 3, 2012 following a massive eruption on the solar surface." -- Click through to see various amazing views of the "500,000 mile long 'solar whip'." [One view is here:]

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