NASA Solar Flare Video - The Goddard Media Studios in NASA said they have released a breathtaking video of a recent solar flare. The NASA solar flare video was taken late Friday afternoon from an extremely active area of the sun, also known as Active Region2242.

The gigantic eruption, captured in the "NASA solar flare video" released to the public, was documented by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to NASA, it was in fact one of the most intense solar flares possible to have erupted as such. It was reportedly so powerful, that it even caused power outages here on Earth.

The NASA solar flare video showed the sun emitting a huge burst of radiation.

The NASA solar flare video taken Friday reached its peak just before 7:30 p.m. EST, reports Yahoo News.

A solar flare can be described as a large energy release equivalent to 160 trillion megatons of TNT. To put this in perspective, the Hiroshima bomb was approximately three megatons. Solar flares are generated by intense activity in magnetic fields in sun spots. They can also be categorized under A, B, or C, according to their intensity.

This particular NASA solar flare video showed something extremely powerful. It is even classified as an X1.8 - the X signifying the highest class of intensity, while the number is a more specific indicator of strength. However, people on Earth did not feel any particularly huge impact from it especially that we didn't even see it.

Since the public are not able to see the spectacular phenomenon, scientists at the Solar Dynamics Observatory, who captured the NASA solar flare video, have asked Goddard Media Studios producer Genna Duberstein to utilize different colors to illustrate the vast array of light emitted during the NASA solar flare video.

"There are tons of light [rays coming] from the sun. Not all of them get down to Earth, and not all of them our eyes can see," Duberstein told Yahoo News. "Extreme ultraviolet, for example, is invisible to our eyes. So the scientists and engineers assigned color coding to the visible light so they can talk about them."

The result is a fascinating mixture of color and light bringing about the invisible splendour of the sun's rays.

According to specialists, given the activity in the area, more sun storms like the one taken in the NASA solar flare video are likely to happen, however not as intense. Those as intense as the Friday flare have the ability to interfere with Earth's satellites and other communications if headed in the right direction, according to Science Times.