Sun unleashes dramatic flare


Still image of Monday’s solar flare (NASA)

The sunspot area that emitted this flare is rotating and will face the Earth in a few days says Dan Satterfield at Wild Wild Science. Once it’s directed at Earth, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center will closely monitor it for the potential to generate solar storms affecting Earth.

See another image and a video of the Monday’s flare below....


Still image of Monday’s solar flare (NASA)

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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