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NASA's stunning solar flare images

NASA released stunning images taken three days ago of what it calls a graceful eruption of a solar flare.

Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, but this one was considered 'mid-level.'

NASA says harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans, but it can disturb GPS and other communication signals.

See the video from Eyewitness News at 7 a.m.

(NASA/SDO/Goddard Space Flight Center)
Sunday, April 06, 2014