WATCH: NASA Releases Stunning Footage of Solar Flare

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NASA released stunning footage on Tuesday of a solar flare that caused short radio blackouts earlier this month.

In the video, a bright flash can be seen spanning out from the sun. Solar flares are powerful surges of radiation that occur when magnetic energy is released. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which continuously watches the sun, spotted the flare on April 17, NASA said in a statement.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Mary Bowerman