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VIDEO: Sun Produces Massive Ejection of Material (Aug 31, 2012)

This happened just a couple days ago, but it was quite an intense blast.

"On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the sun at over 900 miles per second."

http://youtu.be/GrnGi-q6iWc

http://www.nasa.gov/missi...

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Why the crappy techno music? Wouldn't some Schubert be better?

Why the crappy techno music? Wouldn't some Schubert be better?

Anyway, interesting how, when the solar flare erupts, part of the sun's magnetic field is so intense that it sucks a portion of the radiation right into a hot spot above the eruption, which in turn causes two arching prominences to erupt from the hot spot. Quite dramatic!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Just for the Record

Aphelion (when the Earth is the farthest from the Sun) occurs around the first week of July. The distance is about 152 million km (94.4 million miles).
Perihelion (when the Earth is closest to the Sun) occurs in the first week of January. The distance is about 147 million km (91.3 million miles). That is still REALLY REALLY FAR! we do get hit with Massive Solar flares (X-waves) that screw up our satellites but if you take a Deep Breath... you can be thankful we have our Atmosphere to protect us.

Breath =)

His name is Edward Snowden

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Thanks for post

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donvino

Possible EMP?

How likely is a massive EMP from the sun that would wipe out electronic data?

Good news is, our brave troops in the TSA are protected from EMP

Good news is, the gear of our brave troops in the army, the FBI, NSA, and TSA are protected from EMP blasts.

While our communications would be fried, the army would have full and complete communications in order to assert absolute order in the event twitter and facebook go down simultaneously, causing mass disturbances all over America.

...Nice plume of radiation! if earth were close to it, everything on its surface would be instantly incinerated and its crust would probably be liquified.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"