By Sara Gates
Great balls of fire! A ginormous sunspot is acting up again, and this time the region has produced the largest solar flare recorded so far in 2014.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft registered the massive solar flare on Feb. 24, and the activity peaked around 7:49 p.m. EST. The space agency categorized the solar flare as X4.9-class, meaning it was four times more intense than an X1-class flare — and X-class flares are the most powerful.
Video and still images of the eruption show it bursting from the surface of the sun and out …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green