M-Class Flare

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    The sun unleashed an M4.7 class flare at 8:32 EDT on May 9, 2012 as captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare was over quickly and there was no coronal mass ejection associated with it. This image is shown in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength that is typically colorized in teal and that provided the most detailed picture of this particular flare.

    Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

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    space the final frontier, dodagp, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dodagp 35 months ago | reply

      Most reflective image,lovely bluish lighting !!!!!!!!!

    2. meadowmom 35 months ago | reply

      Spectacular. (A blue-green sun...that's a new idea to me....)

    3. Child of the King Photography 35 months ago | reply

      W O W
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    4. TRANIMAGING 35 months ago | reply

      looks angelic

    5. Denissaur 35 months ago | reply

      fantastic splash

    6. Tom Anderson 35 months ago | reply

      Are those helical forms radiating from the centre artifacts of the imaging process, or something real? Either way, what are they?

    7. *NEWMAN* [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Looks like a photoedition, and what is the object at the center? the one that are like a beam?

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