Stunning solar flare images

Last updated 11:28 06/04/2014

Spectacular raw footage from Nasa of a mid-level solar flare emitted by the sun.

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Nasa has released spectacular footage of a mid-level solar flare that occurred on Thursday (NZ time).

Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of the event which was classified as a mid-level M6.5 flare which are 10 times less powerful than the most intense flares, which are labeled X-class.

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