Breathtaking Nasa footage captures series of cascading solar flares on the surface of the sun

George Fuller

A series of cascading loops on the sun’s surface was captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Active regions of the sun are areas with particularly intense magnetic fields, and cascading loops, also known as coronal loops, are fluxes of charged particles that are often found emanating above them.

According to Nasa, cascading loops are a common phenomenon, but “this one was one of the longest and clearest sequences seen in years.”

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