August 31, 2012 at the Sun was recorded giant flare that caused the magnetic storm on Earth. A cloud of hot plasma, more like a firestorm, rose at a rate of 5.2 million km / h on hundreds of thousands of kilometers above the surface of the star. NASA scientists managed to make unique pictures.

Astronomers calmed – the flash was not directed toward Earth, so it does not affect the magnetic field of the planet and will not affect the well-being of people. Cloud of plasma ejected from the sun’s surface on Monday got to the ground and hurt the planet on a tangent.Magnetic storms comes in autumn ,size of the plasma cloud at the approach to the Earth can reach 100 million kilometer. As a result, our planet is enveloped by them for a time from several hours to several days.