Solar Flare


This handout image provided by NASA shows the coronal mass ejection, viewed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7, 2011. A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras. Scientists say that the event won’t have a significant impact on Earth. NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun. Images were recorded by the orbiting satellite called the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (AP Photo/NASA/SDO)