Solar flare NASA video: Solar flare that headed toward Earth caught on video

The sun released a huge solar flare on July 12 and the geomagnetic storm made its way to Earth this weekend.

The burst of energy that was emitted from the sun was considered low-level, so it wasn't a big threat to the Earth's technology. However, the storm still put on quite a show.

Monday morning, NASA released time lapse video of the flare. You can see it in the video player.

Thursday's solar flare was the second in a week. The sun's 11-year solar cycle could peak in 2013 or 2014. That means we're seeing increased solar activity now.

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