Investigating how solar flares impact Earth
Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and features a look at how solar flares impact Earth.
Solar flares are a brief but potent burst of radiation caused by the release of magnetic energy from sunspots. They can be seen as bright spots on the sun that can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
Now, a team of scientists have investigated how solar flares affect the ionosphere.
Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein