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Massive explosion on the surface of the sun observed
The Sun Today ^ | June 7, 2011 | The Sun Today

Posted on 06/07/2011 9:17:13 PM PDT by coldphoenix

I woke up this morning first to a NOAA solar proton storm warning then an email from my office mate and helioviewer.org creator, Dr. Jack Ireland. The email was titled, ”Never seen anything like this before -- spectacular”. And he wasn’t kidding!

The event had everything, a solar flare, a coronal wave, a filament eruption, a coronal mass ejection, coronal rain and a coronal mass ejection, just to name a few.

Here is a quick video I made this morning just after getting up.

A few points that might be helpful. The solar flare occurs at the very beginning of the event and is just the brief bright flash. The flare itself is not that big, or unusual. There is a loop of dark material that rises and expands; this is the filament eruption. You can see that the material rises up, and then falls back down over a wide area of the Sun, almost half the diameter of the Sun; it is unusual to see the material splash back down over such a wide area. The material is falling back down along invisible magnetic field lines, and is not simply falling straight down due to gravity. The AIA instrument on SDO allows us to see these events in never-before-seen detail.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesuntoday.org ...


TOPICS: Science; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: solarflare; sun
Video present in article link
1 posted on 06/07/2011 9:17:21 PM PDT by coldphoenix
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To: coldphoenix

And 9 minuets later, I’m still alive!


2 posted on 06/07/2011 9:19:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/West, unbeatable.)
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To: coldphoenix

Time to call Captain Proton to rescue us!


3 posted on 06/07/2011 9:21:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: coldphoenix

index bumt


4 posted on 06/07/2011 9:26:53 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Time to call Captain Proton to rescue us!

Actually, I was thinking it would be Dr. Manhattan.

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5 posted on 06/07/2011 9:34:04 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: coldphoenix

NOW ... are we ready to stop driving our SUV’s?


6 posted on 06/07/2011 9:38:24 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: coldphoenix

Cool. Thanks for the post.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 9:39:13 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: coldphoenix
Massive explosion on the surface of the sun observed

Damn.

How many Israelis did THIS Jihadist get?

8 posted on 06/07/2011 9:51:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: coldphoenix

It’s because we all drive an SUV


9 posted on 06/07/2011 9:52:54 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: coldphoenix

It’s because we all drive an SUV


10 posted on 06/07/2011 9:52:59 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: coldphoenix
"The event had everything, a solar flare, a coronal wave, a filament eruption, a coronal mass ejection, coronal rain and a coronal mass ejection"

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but did it involve a Weiner?

11 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamas PLAN is national bankruptcy. Our plan is to save Medicare and Social Security with reforms.)
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To: coldphoenix

The cause? Global warming, fer shore!


12 posted on 06/07/2011 10:30:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: coldphoenix

In the old Bell Labs Science Series film, Our Mr. Sun, some scientists interview the animated title character, and ask him about a huge prominence observed sometime in the 40’s or 50’s. “I really blew my top that day,” observes Our Mr. Sun.

It occurs to me that this latest eruption might not even have been visible using the simple optical methods of that era. So my question is, how does that earlier eruption compare to this one, in nature and in magnitude?


13 posted on 06/07/2011 10:36:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SunkenCiv

Big solar explosion on the Sun’s surface. Lots of excited Freepers here — we’re still alive!


14 posted on 06/07/2011 10:54:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll
we’re still alive!

Speak for yourself.

15 posted on 06/07/2011 10:57:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey! I’m on my second bottle of pinot noir. OK - so it’s only the 5 oz. size, but it still feels good.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 10:59:43 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

My 750ml Pinot Gris beat your Pinot Noir!


17 posted on 06/07/2011 11:01:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I use Pinot Gris to make a wine reduction white clam sauce for angel hair pasta.

The recipe only uses 5 oz., so with a regular litre sized bottle of wine, one can have garlic bread, tossed salad, and chocolate rum torte.


18 posted on 06/07/2011 11:16:14 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: coldphoenix

Thanks! I think I found a new hobby thanks to your posting. Sun watching. What a wonderful time to be alive on earth.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 11:22:39 PM PDT by Mazey
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To: coldphoenix

Bush’s fault!


20 posted on 06/07/2011 11:41:17 PM PDT by GOPmember
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To: coldphoenix

Despite the wishy-washy Liberal crap towards the end of 2012, and the even-more-so crappy ending to Knowing, in both cases extreme solar activity caused extinction-level events on the planet.


21 posted on 06/08/2011 12:08:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: coldphoenix

amazing video

we have a possibility of auroras tomorrow (wed), when the coronal mass (moving at 3mil/miles/hr) starts hitting Earth? wonder if the space weather effects will affect the movement of the first tropical storm of the season in any way? (video also mentioned on space.com: http://www.space.com/11893-huge-sun-eruption-spectacular-solar-flare.html


22 posted on 06/08/2011 12:38:59 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: coldphoenix

And after all of that it was a fairly routine M2 flare delivering a CME that was barely earth-directed.


23 posted on 06/08/2011 3:04:55 AM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: theKid51; Apple Blossom; BabyBMW

ping


24 posted on 06/08/2011 3:15:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: coldphoenix

25 posted on 06/08/2011 6:52:25 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Jack Hydrazine; coldphoenix; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!; blam; SunkenCiv; null and void; ...
Can't find any current weather-related threads but this, but had to show y'all these breathtaking ripped photos of Chile's Puyehue volcano, lifted from Weatherunderground:


26 posted on 06/08/2011 4:52:43 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: txhurl

HO

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CRAP


27 posted on 06/08/2011 5:34:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: txhurl

Thanks!! That bottom one looks like a good one to use on troll zots.

We did have a couple of power blips / surges on Tuesday evening.


28 posted on 06/09/2011 4:40:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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