Awesome Video Alert

NEWS FLASH: Sarah and I are big NASA geeks. We actually discussed a while back how much we like to look at NASA on a daily basis. Anyways, we also never like to pass up on good video …and this one takes the cake. Last Thursday, while Oklahoma was having storms and I was celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the USA Hockey Team winning the gold medal in the Lake Placid Games, the sun was doing something awesome. A rather large M 3.6 class flare occurred near the edge of the Sun on Feb. 24, 2011, it blew out a gorgeous, waving mass of erupting plasma that swirled and twisted for 90 minutes. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in extreme ultraviolet light. Because SDO images are high definition, the team was able to zoom in on the flare and still see exquisite details. And using a cadence of a frame taken every 24 seconds, the sense of motion is, by all appearances, seamless.

-Damon

 

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