Sun Belches Plasma, Directs It Away From Mother EarthSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 23:55
Sun Belches Plasma, Directs It Away From Mother Earth
By ICTMN Staff
November 20, 2012
It’s no secret that the sun is getting feistier. With solar maximum scheduled to peak over the next year or two, the sunspots are forming and erupting faster and more frequently.
On November 20, NASA captured a giant plasma belch erupting from the sun, the space agency reported. That occurred a mere four days after a November 16 eruption, pictured. Neither came speeding toward Mother Earth, which as we know would have posed potential disruption danger to satellites and electrical systems.
There were two consecutive November 16 eruptions within four hours, NASA said in a statement, photographed in extreme ultraviolet light. They can be seen on this video at Space.com.