Image of the Day: Sunspots, solar flare

On March 13, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory took this gorgeous image of a solar flare.

According to NASA:

It is shown here in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength particularly good for seeing solar flares and a wavelength that is typically colorized in teal. The flare peaked at 1:41 p.m. EDT. It was from the same active region, No. 1429, that produced flares and coronal mass ejections the entire week. The region has been moving across the face of the sun since March 2, and will soon rotate out of Earth view.

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