Solar X-Flare Ripples Earth's Magnetic Field | Video
An X1-class flare erupted from sunspot AR2017 on Mar. 29th, 2014. NASA's SDO captured the fireworks and NASA's SOHO captured the resulting coronal mass ejection. A magnetic crochet rippled Earth's magnetic field when the flare was in progress.
Credit: NASA / SDO / SOHO / Mash Mix: SPACE.com