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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

IMAGE GALLERY

An EIT image in the 284 Angstrom wavelength of extreme UV light from each year of nearly an entire solar cycle.
SOHO EIT image

An EIT image in the 284 Angstrom wavelength of extreme UV light from each year of nearly an entire solar cycle.

NASA Fact

Solar flares can sometimes heat the solar surface to temperatures of 80 million °F - far hotter that the sun's core!