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Offline shnozzola

The Sun - solar weather
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »


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Sun Emits a Solstice Flare and CME
This image from June 20, 2013, at 11:15 p.m. EDT shows the bright light of a solar flare on the left side of the sun and an eruption of solar material shooting through the sun's atmosphere, called a prominence eruption. The flare was a class M2.9, which is in the low-moderate range. Shortly thereafter, this same region of the sun sent a coronal mass ejection out into space. Credit: NASA/SDO


http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/solar-storms/ferris-text
     
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On Thursday, September 1, 1859, a 33-year-old brewer and amateur astronomer named Richard Carrington climbed the stairs to his private observatory near London, opened the dome slit, and as was his habit on a sunny morning, adjusted his telescope to project an 11-inch image of the sun onto a screen. He was tracing sunspots on a piece of paper when, before his eyes, “two patches of intensely bright and white light” suddenly appeared amid one large sunspot group. At the same time the magnetometer needle dangling from a silk thread at London’s Kew Observatory began dancing wildly. Before dawn the next day enormous auroral displays of red, green, and purple illuminated the skies as far south as Hawaii and Panama. Campers in the Rocky Mountains, mistaking the aurora for sunrise, got up and started cooking breakfast.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120308-solar-flare-storm-sun-space-weather-science-aurora/

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/index.html

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Re: The Sun - solar weather
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 02:36:07 PM »
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prominence eruption...  sent a coronal mass ejection out into space.

I thought Yahweh was against this sort of thing.  :o
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Re: The Sun - solar weather
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 02:38:35 PM »
^^^ only if the mass ejection were spilled on the floor
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Re: The Sun - solar weather
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 04:12:47 AM »
Well that looks amazing, and thanks for sharing the moment with us.

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Re: The Sun - solar weather
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 04:53:41 AM »
The sun is a burning ball of coal 50 miles above earth around which it circles. Nice as it is, that image was Photoshopped.
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”