Watch: NASA's SDO sees active region outbursts on the sun!

 Th close-up video was taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from Nov. 3-5, 2015.  

Updated: Nov 11, 2015, 12:56 PM IST
Watch: NASA's SDO sees active region outbursts on the sun!
Photo credits: NASA/SDO

 Washington: The US space agency NASA has released a new video where the sun can be seen erupting solar materials out of its surface.

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The close-up video was taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from Nov. 3-5, 2015.

Video credit: NASA.gov Video/YouTube

The videos shows an active region near the right-hand edge of the sun’s disk, which erupted with at least a dozen minor events over a 30-hour period.

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As competing magnetic forces grappled with each other, tongues of solar material lashed out from the sun’s surface and several small flares erupted --seen as white flashes in this extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 angstroms.

“Though the sun's extreme ultraviolet light is invisible to our eyes, the wavelength is colorized here in red,” explained NASA.

The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light that shows activity not far above the Sun's surf

NASA's SDO has been studying the sun since it was launched on February 11, 2010, on an Atlas V from SLC 41 from Cape Canaveral.

Source: NASA