BY admin | February 8, 2014
For space enthusiasts nothing can be better than this. Solar storm (flare) and partial solar eclipse witnessed by Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Partial solar eclipse and a stormy eruption on the sun are something that are rarely captured. But a NASA satellite has done the unimaginable. Reports have surfaced that the two events that took place on the same day last week has now been captured and can be watched.
It was on January 30 when Solar Dynamics Observatory that watches sun captured the phenomena. The solar eclipse is also known a lunar transit. The longest transit by moon was also recorded by the satellite. It took the moon two and a half hours to cover the journey.
The video shows how the phenomena unfolded. It was at 8:31 a.m. EST (1331 GMT) when the moon comes in front of the sun. This thus led to a partial solar eclipse, according to SDO. And as the moon was about to cross something unusual happened: M6.6-class flare erupts. That was not the end of everything. It peaked at 11:11 a.m. EST (1611 GMT), as confirmed by NASA officials. When directly aimed at earth, the solar storm also known as X-class flares has the potential to endanger astronauts in space. Moreover, it can also interfere with satellite operations in the orbit.
The whole development has been noted by NASA officials and it is understood that experts will study the phenomena to unearth some new findings.