Exploding solar flare is captured by Nasa – video

Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of an arching eruption on the surface of the Sun

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It’s not just hotting up on earth. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured footage of the Sun flaring. The video below shows the solar flares in extreme ultraviolet light which highlights material in the low parts of the Sun’s atmosphere.

The eruption took place on 18 June and expanded into a coronal mass ejection (CME), which releases parts of the sun's corona of magnetic field and plasma, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The video shows the CME over four hours.

CMEs can react with elements in the Earth’s atmosphere to create auroras like the Northern or Southern lights.