Solar eruption key to tracking space weather

IN SPACE, no one can track the weather.

Until now.

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has captured a gigantic, dazzling but potential harmful solar eruption on June 19.

The video shows the eruption blasting off into space from the northern hemisphere of the sun.

However, NOAA spokesman John Leslie said the footage had major implications for space exploration: the ability to track potentially dangerous space weather.

Solar eruptions are triggered by the sudden release of magnetic energy which can catapult x-rays and UV radiation untold distances through space.