Independence Day Solar Fireworks
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory saw an active region on the sun, labeled AR1515, sent out an M5.3 class solar flare that peaked on Independence Day July 4th, 2012 at 5:55 AM.This is the same region that produced another M5.6 class flare occurred July 2, and several smaller flares as well. Now that’s a real fire work!
Pictured: M-class Flare from Sunspot 1515
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Picture by: NASA / Splash News
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