Solar flare explosion caught on camera by NASA may have caused disruption to satellites this week

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 12:23:54-04

A massive solar flare caught on camera by NASA last Friday may have caused disruptions to satellites this week.

This explosion, along with the eruption of a magnetic storm, lasted nearly two hours.

The solar flare sent energy, light and high speed particles bursting into space.

The images show particle coils spiraling along magnetic field lines, creating a dazzling arc.