Where And When To Watch ‘Amazing’ Solar Event Online [VIDEO]

September 11, 2014 3:07 PM

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Where And When To Watch ‘Amazing’ Solar Event Online [VIDEO]

The sun shot off two large solar flares this week, sending clouds of superheated solar plasma tearing through space at millions of miles per hour -- and its aim was spot on. One of the flares is headed straight for Earth, and while scientists say it doesn't pose a serious threat to our planet, it will certainly put on an impressive show. A live stream of the solar flare, slated for Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT, will provide a view of the cosmic event like no other.

The solar flares originated from a region of the sun known as Active Region 2158, according to NASA. The first flare, a medium-strength flare, occurred Tuesday and was followed by an X-class flare -- the most powerful type -- on Wednesday. It typically takes the charged particles a few days to make ...

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