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Spectacular Solar Eruption

Wed 8 June 2011, 2:57pm

Wondrous images from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of the spectacular eruption that accompanied an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare on June 7.  [Image/video credit: NASA SDO]And, via the Professor, Geeked on Goddard provides further video courtesy Helioviewer.org and a narration by The Sun Today.As LittleSDOHMI notes

This Earth-directed CME [Coronal Mass Ejection] is moving at 1400 km/s according to NASA models. Due to its angle, however, effects on Earth should be fairly small. Nevertheless, it may generate space weather effects here on Earth in a few days.

Adds Another stunning video from LittleSDOHMI. With music! [Video credit: Nasa SDO]

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  1. HeinzGuderian (profile) says:

    Thank you for this Pete………..spectacular stuff.
    I’ve been an avid viewer of Prof. Brian Cox’s The Universe on BBC2……………brings our petty squabbles on this insignificant planet,into stark reality !!

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  2. JeanMeslier (profile) says:

    Phew! What a sight
    Awesome

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  3. [...] probably glad to be on the ground at the moment… Tags: Earth, Endeavour, Environment, ESA, International, International Space Station, Nasa, [...]

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  4. Pete Baker (profile) says:

    Adds Another stunning video from LittleSDOHMI. With music! [Video credit: Nasa SDO]

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  5. Zig70 (profile) says:

    I’m hoping that flare pointed away from earth?

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  6. pippakin (profile) says:

    Wow!!

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