Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Largest Solar Eruption Yet Observed

Thought this would compliment the bottom post, sited from Nasa's observatory: APOD



Explanation: "Sometimes part of the Sun can just explode into space. These explosions might occur as powerful solar flares or coronal mass ejections. Pictured above is one of the largest solar eruptions yet observed. The prominence erupted last month and was recorded by several Sun-sensing instruments, including the recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The above time lapse sequence was captured by SDO and occurred over a few hours. In recent months, our Sun has becoming increasingly active, following a few years of an unusually dormant solar minimum. Over the next few years our Sun is expected to reach solar maximum and exhibit a dramatic increase in sunspots and all types of solar explosions."

Over the next few years eh? is it just me or are the next couple of years shaping up to be quite dramatic? Co-incidence? I have my doubts. 2012 skeptics. Eat your heart out!


Official link:http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100510.html

Back to the Forest. -GHOST

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