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Check out This Amazing High-energy Solar Eruption Or Coronal Mass Ejection

Posted on the 08 June 2011 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN

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.
[source THE SUN TODAY]

To my non-scientific eye, it looks like one quarter of the sun just EXPLODED.


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