The Sun Celebrated Cinco De Mayo With This Beautiful Solar Flare

The Sun Celebrated Cinco de Mayo With This Beautiful Solar Flare

If you're gonna celebrate, do it in style. Well, the sun did to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, spewing out this gorgeous solar flare that's captured here in a variety of different wavelengths.

The images were obtained by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on May 5 at 6.11pm EDT. Each one reveals a different wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, which in turn reveals different temperatures. For those of you who care about such things, the image shows wavelengths of, from left to right,: visible light, 171 angstroms, 304 angstroms, 193 angstroms and 131 angstroms. [NASA]

Picture: NASA/SDO/Wiessinger

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