NASA observatory captures solar phenomenon

(NASA Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — NASA shared some fascinating video this week that was taken of the sun back in December.

According to the administration’s post, a dark solar filament above the sun’s surface became unstable and erupted on Dec. 16-17, 2015, generating a cascade of magnetic arches.

NASA says the video, which was captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, was taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of 193 angstroms, which is a type of light that’s typically invisible to our eyes. In the video, it’s colorized in bronze so we can see it.

Watch below:

 

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