1 billion hydrogen bombs’ worth of energy

When a solar flare erupted recently, scattering a billion atomic bombs’ worth of energy into space, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was staring at the sun. They recorded this video, which NASA released.

The footage shows the flare in three different wavelengths of light.

The flare itself affected Earth directly for about an hour, causing problems on some radio frequencies.

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