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NASA captures giant eruption on the sun.

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posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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The twin STEREO spacecraft (called “Behind” and “Ahead” denoting their relative positions in space), now almost 120 degrees apart, captured this large and dramatic prominence eruption over about a 30-hour period between Sept. 26-27, 2009. Prominences, called filaments when they are viewed against the surface of the Sun, are clouds of cooler gas suspended above the Sun’s surface by magnetic forces. This erupting prominence was large enough that both spacecraft were able to observe it for hours on end, one of the first times that has occurred.

Source - NASA

Wow, powerfull stuff. I don't know to much about it, but that seems like quite a huge explosion.
Could someone with more knowledge explain the implications on earth?
I have read somewhere that it can have a impact on Earths magnetic fields.

NB:If someone posted this allready please, moderate moderators.

[edit on 13-10-2009 by SkurkNilsen]

[edit on 13-10-2009 by SkurkNilsen]




posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:17 AM
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that is what most would call, a CME or Coronal Mass Ejection. it consists primarily of plasma along with some heavier elements such as helium, oxygen and iron.

this can affect radio signals (to include satellite transmissions), electronics and some geological testing/monitoring equipment; but only if we are in it's path.

that is a very impressive CME to say the least though!!



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Just found this video of the Coronal Mass Ejection .
uk.news.yahoo.com...
Enjoy



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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That's odd, I remember when the earthquakes hit sept. 27, I went onto SOHO and tried to view the sun for the 26th and 27th but it wouldn't show those days. I find that extremely suspicious. I haven't gone back to try and view it yet, I will though.


Yep, it shows it now, but why not that day I looked which was the 27th. The site wasn't down nor did it show any problems with LASCO. Hmmmmm


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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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dude that's a killer video!! starred



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Wow , that is impressive and a bit spooky at the same time..
if that was pointed at us, could cause a few glitches in our system.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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there's also this thread discussing this
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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I actually posted a similar one to this a while back, but no one seemed to care lol!

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I made a video from the BBC website:

I'll post it here for you mate!


(click to open player in new window)


All the best!

Kiwifoot





[edit on 26-10-2009 by kiwifoot]



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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that's an awesome video from the oct 14 flare, kiwi
I wish we had something like that of the current one.
Maybe in a couple days



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by briantaylor
that's an awesome video from the oct 14 flare, kiwi
I wish we had something like that of the current one.
Maybe in a couple days


Oh is that a different one! oops, better change my post!

Thanks for pointing that out!

Yeah, I fond the sun very hypnotic, might be why I have no retinas!

As for today's one, I agree, I loved reading that thread, better than any mystery novel.

Did any of the ATS Astronomers come to the rescue?

(Puts tin hat on firmly) I don't trust the guys at NASA!

(Edit to add, awesome Avatar mate, I have that suit!)

[edit on 26-10-2009 by kiwifoot]



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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Watch the next 24 hours for a M-class solar flare
spaceweather.com...



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