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SDO Sees Trio of Mid-Level Flares

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The sun emitted three mid-level solar flares on July 22 and 23, 2016, the strongest peaking at 1:16 am EDT on July 23. The sun is currently in a period of low activity, moving toward whats called solar minimum when there are few to no solar eruptions – so these flares were the first significant events observed since April. They are categorized as mid-strength flares, substantially less intense than the most powerful solar flares. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein Music: Rubicon by Sam Hamilton This video is public domain, and high resolution downloads and a complete transcript are available: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12326 If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Or subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD Podcast: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard/ · Google+ http://plus.google.com/+NASAGoddard/posts