NASA releases video of solar eruption

Solar flare (CNN)
Solar flare (CNN)

(CNN) — Let the oohs and ahs begin.

NASA released images of a solar flare captured by their Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.

This one was released last Wednesday.

According to NASA, harmful radiation from a flare can’t physically affect us — but when intense enough they can disrupt communications, including GPS technology.

NASA says this was a mid-level M Class flare.

Solar flares are classified as A, B, C, M or X according to the peak flux in watts per square meter.

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