Skip to comments.Monster radiation burst from Sun
Posted on 05/14/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The Sun has unleashed its most powerful eruption of 2013 so far.
The solar flare - a sudden release of radiation - peaked at 1705 BST on Monday, and was associated with a huge eruption of matter.
When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with electronic systems in satellites and those on the ground.
Nasa said this solar explosion - known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) - was not directed at Earth, but it could pass several US spacecraft.
The event on Monday was classified as an "X-class" flare - the most intense type - with a designation of X2.8 (higher numbers denote a stronger flare). It surpassed an X1.7-class flare that occurred 14 hours earlier.
They are the first X-class events to occur this year.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Solar shout out to satan’s favorite son. “Double down and dig in Barry-boy.” - Satan, vacationing at the moment at an equatorial hotspot on the sun.
OMG, that is funny on so many black comedy levels...
The “Failman” on the envelope was a nice touch.
If I put my tongue on that like in “The Christmas Story”, would it hurt?
The guys at SPACEWEATHER.COM seem to have shut down and headed to their basements.
WOW! Pretty amazing...but Monday was very cool here in the east.....wish some of that heat had of reached here!
All he said was 'yes'.
When those 'in the know' don't want to talk about it, it must be bad.
Solar winds do not travel near the speed of light....takes a while longer to reach us.
Be careful what you wish for. That 'active' region is just turning to face the Earth.
The uncontrollable red glowing orb in the sky has nothing to do with climate.. it’s your car. Now don’t question me and pay more in taxes and buy my carbon credits and you will be saved.
The sad thing .. all that work on a nice bunker .. for nought.. if a GRB has ya it in its crosshairs.. it’s gonna be a singy kind of day, ya know that something is burnin’ smell..?
They still have ice on the lakes in Minniesoda.. weird weather... global varming no doubt
BTW, here is an article about the concern I mentioned.
Yet Another X-Class Flare From AR 1748
“And with this dynamic sunspot region just now coming around the Suns limb and into view, we can likely expect much more of this sort of activity along with a steadily increasing chance of an Earth-directed CME. “
Ok....I miss May weather here in Western Pa. It’s either raining or cold now. Actually had heat on for two days now!!!! Yulk!
I can handle heat much better than the cold....it was 30 degrees here!
we are doomed!
Oh I saw that....amazing what’s out there...I enjoy going to nasa and other sites where the universe is seen. It’s just so emmense and amazing. Equally as much that we can have these photos to enjoy!
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