Images of the sun taken during this week’s solar storms
During this week there have been huge solar storms on the sun – and NASA has produced some incredible Images of the sun. They captured the sun in all its violent glory, with its surface a maelstrom of activity. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is able to differentiate between different temperature levels on the sun, so it’s able to take beautiful kaleidoscopic pictures.
This flare was categorized as an X5.4, making it the second largest flare — after an X6.9 on August 9, 2011 — since the sun’s activity segued into a period of relatively low activity called solar minimum in early 2007.
This extreme ultraviolet wavelength image provided by NASA provides another look at a solar flare, which could also force airlines to reroute.
This color-coded image combines observations made by Nasa in several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, highlighting a bright X-class flare toward the upper left on March 6.
Minimal disruption: Apart from a brief radio blackout we were spared any major electrical problems from the solar flares this week.