WATCH: Twin Sunspots Erupt In Spectacular Solar Storm - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WATCH: Twin Sunspots Erupt In Spectacular Solar Storm

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - The sun fired off a spectacular eruption last weekend, and a NASA spacecraft captured amazing video of the violent solar outburst.

A super-hot solar filament erupted in grand style Saturday (Aug. 4), arcing into space and connecting two huge sunspots. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft had a front-row seat for the action, and its video footage of the sun eruption  is both bizarre and beautiful.

The filament appears pinkish-purple through SDO's ultraviolet filters, and it stands out against a solar surface of mottled green, yellow and dark purple hues. click here to read more and to watch the video

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