Sunday, May 09, 2010

Weekend Solar Flares

Source - Space Weather News for May 9, 2010:

WEEKEND SOLAR FLARES: This weekend, magnetic fields around sunspot 1069 became unstable and erupted--over and over again. On May 8th alone, the active region produced more than half a dozen flares. High-resolution movies from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory show that even the "minor" eruptions were jaw-dropping spectacles. Visit for highlights.

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