NASA captures ripples from solar eruption in amazing video

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured amazing activity on the sun -- what they're calling a solar eruption.

It happened back in December when a dark solar filament -- one of the dark lines or curves we see above the sun's surface -- became unstable.

The eruption caused a cascade of magnetic solar arches.

You can see the movement in the upper right of the video.

The images were taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths -- a type of light that is usually invisible to our eyes, but is colorized in the video in bronze.

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