Solar Forecast: Extremely Hot with a Chance of Rain?

Check out this amazing NASA video of a solar flare that occurred in July 2012. Accompanying the flare was a phenomenon known as coronal rain. Coronal rain is actually hot plasma, which cools and condenses in the strong magnetic fields produced by solar flares. The plasma is eventually pulled back toward the surface of the sun. The magnetic fields help create a visual illusion that allows the plasma to appear in patterns similar to rain, fountains, or even fireworks. -Joe


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This post was written by qni_it on March 8, 2013

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