Giant sunspot shows flare on sun’s surface

Video shows what are called prominence eruptions, when masses of solar material leap from the sun. (NBC/EBU)
Video shows what are called prominence eruptions, when masses of solar material leap from the sun. (NBC/EBU)

(NBC/EBU) — NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory released a video of a series of solar flares and eruptions.

The observatory records the sun 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

It focuses on the sun’s corona and chronicles massive solar explosions and giant sunspot shows.

The images are recorded in 10 different wavelengths that highlight a different temperature of solar material.

Different temperatures can then show specific structures on the sun, such as solar flares —  which are giant explosions of light and X-rays or coronal loops.

The video also shows what are called prominence eruptions, when masses of solar material leap from the sun.

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