Oklahoma Watches and Warnings
Watch KFOR Live Interactive Radar

Out of this world video: NASA releases footage of epic solar explosion

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

You’ve probably heard of a solar flare, but wait until you see a solar “explosion”.

Check out this newly released video from NASA.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the blasts shooting off the sun’s surface.

That’s plasma dancing and twisting before it shoots off the sun.

It turns out these types of blasts are pretty common, we just haven’t been able to see them in such detail until the satellite started operating four years ago.