Tendrils of flame erupt from the sun's surface

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Tendrils Of Flame Erupt From The Sun
Spires of solar material lick out from the surface of our star, the sun.

Caught on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, an active region near the celestial behemoth's right-hand disk erupts.

The close-up footage shows around a dozen—maybe more—so-called "minor events" occurring over the course of November 3rd through 5th.

Such events are the result of magnetic forces in fierce competition; they produce multiple flares of white and those tongue-like tendrils of flame.

NASA notes, "Though the sun's extreme ultraviolet light is invisible to our eyes, the wavelength is colorized here in red."

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