Watch as The Sun Unleashes Enormous Flare that Erupts into Burst of Bright Plasma (Video/Pics)

An intense solar storm erupted from the sun on Friday (May 3) in a dazzling space weather display captured by a NASA spacecraft.

The solar flare erupted from the edge the sun, with NASA’s powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory snapping photos of the sun storm. The flare peaked at 1:32 p.m. EDT (1732 GMT), registering as a relatively medium-strength M5.7-class event.

Friday’s solar storm was the second major space weather event in three days, but was not aimed at Earth. According to astronomer Phil Plait, who chronicled the flare on his Bad Astronomy blog, the solar storm launched super-hot solar plasma about 120,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) above the surface of the sun before it faded from view.

Screenshot of Solar Flare from NASA video.

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke (Acts 2:19 KJV).

Filaments are unstable strands of solar matter which rise above the sun with the fluctuations of its magnetic field. They are much colder than the surface of the sun, and are thus visible as darker areas when viewed against it. However, when seen from the side, like in the video, they look like snake-like bursts of flame, which sometimes loop back onto the sun.comet_anim2 (1)

This particular filament is unusually large, spanning millions of kilometers. The phenomenon was observable for a span of about six hours (the video has been sped up, but you can see the time stamp at the bottom). It did not erupt in the Earth’s direction and poses no danger to the planet or spacecraft in its orbit.

It was observed by both NASA and the European Space Agency, using their orbital Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Soho offered the best view of the event through its two Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraphs (LASCOs) and made it into the video. One coronograph took a closer look, filming the corona out to 8.4 kilometers. Its part is colored red in the NASA video. The other took a wider shot, with a 45-million kilometer pan, colored blue in the video.

The sun fired off a May Day solar eruption on Wednesday (May 1) from the same region, which is currently at the very leftmost edge (or limb) of the sun as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The active region will be rotating to face Earth soon, mission scientists said.

“Increased number of flares are quite common at the moment, as the sun’s normal 11-year activity cycle is ramping up toward solar maximum, which is expected in late 2013,” NASA officials said in a statement.

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Solar Flare May 3, 2013 Photo Credit: NASA

The strongest solar flare of the year occurred on April 11 and registered as an M6.5-class sun storm, still a mid-level event. Scientists classify solar flares based on their intensity. M-class solar flares are medium-strength events that are the weakest type of storm that can still have an impact on Earth. When aimed directly at Earth, they can super-charge the planet’s aurora displays.

The strongest type of solar flare are X-class sun storms. When aimed directly at Earth, X-class solar flares can pose a threat to spacecraft and astronauts in space. They can also interfere with communications and GPS navigation signals, and cause radio blackouts.

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A radio short-lived radio blackout was caused by the Friday solar flare, but subsided quickly, NASA officials said.

The sun’s current solar weather cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24. The Solar Dynamics Observatory is one of several spacecraft constantly monitoring the sun to track its solar weather events.

Source: Space.Com

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He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names -Psalm 147:4 (KJV).

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse – Romans 1:20 (KJV).

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:- Amos 5:8 (KJV).

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth – Isaiah 40:26 (KJV).

Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number – Job 9:9-10 (KJV).

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4 thoughts on “Watch as The Sun Unleashes Enormous Flare that Erupts into Burst of Bright Plasma (Video/Pics)

    • GOD is the creator of all things, and by him all things exist. HE is in fact, the author of the heavens, and all their activity. He has proven over and over and over. Those who are asleep, who willingly refuse to believe it, are those who do not understand….in answer to your question, absolutely 100%, without a doubt in my soul, mind and heart. This is the work of our heavenly father.

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      • There is only one truth. There is only one God. There is no other way, and that will soon be known either through discovering truth, or waiting for the wrath of God’s return. It is not God’s wish that any man perish…but know truth. And some wisdom he gives is not of the world. Scientists have to change their theory often, and there is a reason for that. Becasue they simply do not know. If we look in scripture the answers are there. And the bible is the Holy word of Creator…and regardless if people accept him or reject him, it does not change the fact that he is your heavenly father. We did not just big bang ourselves into this world. There is scientific evidence for both God, for those who need “facts” and everything God has taught in the bible, rings true in the world of science. I believe what the bible says 100% true, not because I was duped…but rather, because I read the bible, I study it daily and I know the truth it holds. Science is a working set of man’s limited knowledge, and while that knowledge may entertain us, it does nothing when all is said and done….where will you spend eternity? That is the focus, that is the question. Can man create humans? Can man place the sun in the sky at the exact spot it must go? Can man make the flowers bloom? Can man create the lava that bursts from the volcanoes? Can man make a tree from scratch, that is perfect? Or a bird that flies in the air? I am not talking about replicas and transhumanism, and cyborgs, I am talking about the wonders God creates that we blindly overlook. The air we breathe, can man make that? Somewhere along the line, our eyes have to open to the idea that these questions and more can never be understood in a compacted box of theories spewed by the lips of man. Even in our own wisdom, we are foolish. We can never do these things, or understand them all. The key is faith, the key is walking in that faith. When you try it, when you feel it, you can not ever go back. I serve a living breathing God, who is coming back, and his word is true. His word has never, not ONCE told a single lie. Our heavenly father is coming back to judge this earth, and those who reject him, will learn what we have been trying to say. It is the choice of each man to reject or accept. In summation to your question, let every man who teaches different than the scripture be called a liar, because GOD is not a liar. God bless!

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