Monday, April 07, 2014

NASA captures 'graceful eruption' from the sun

By Staff writer The Christian Science Monitor

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has snapped a spectacular video of a solar flare erupting from the sun. The space agency classified the flare, which peaked on April 2 at 10:05 a.m. EDT, as an M6.5, making it a mid-level eruption. M-class flares are a tenth as powerful than the most intense group of solar flares: X-class. The number after M indicates the strength of the flare. For example-- am M2 is twice as intense than an M1. Read More