NASA captures solar flare on video

June 9th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has captured on tape a solar flare that scientists warn could disrupt satellite signals to earth. The flare produced the highest level of radiation since 2006.

NASA released a statement on the event saying “The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area of almost half the solar surface.”

The whole event was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The instrument which records high definition video in space was launched last year. NASA assured that the flare which was caused by an eruption on the sun might not have any major impact on earth. Though massive effect on earth has been ruled out, some experts warn that satellite services to the planet might be disrupted in the coming days.

The event took place on Monday night and with a speed of 3.1 miles per hour, it is expected that the planet should start seeing some signs later in the week. NASA says it is highly unlikely that the coronal mass ejection from the sun will land on the planet.

That is good news because that means there will be no fire rain!

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