Saturday, September 01, 2012

Magnificent Eruption on the Sun

Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 1, 2012:

MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION:  On August 31st, a magnetic filament on the sun erupted in spectacular fashion, producing a long-duration solar flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and one of the most beautiful movies of an explosion ever recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.  The CME propelled by the blast might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead.  Check for movies, forecasts and updates.

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