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The eruption came from a spotless region near the sun's southwestern limb. Extreme ultraviolet images from SOHO pinpoint the blast site: movie. The billion-ton cloud is not heading directly for Earth, although it could deliver a glancing blow to pur planet's magneticc field on or about May 8th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.
Originally posted by Phlynx
That is a big one. If this is that big, maybe there will be a quake, all though I am a skeptic of that theory.
Originally posted by ghr54321
That CME is as big as the sun itself!
I wonder what would happen if the exact same flare happened, but pointing in the direction of earth? How long before we would feel the effects here on earth (hypothetically speaking)?
Nice catch, OP!
Originally posted by HighDefinitionFilms
Not to change the subject (I think it is related actually)
Does anyone have a theory, or explanation, as to the relationship
between the recent solar activity and the UFO's around the sun...
and how that confirms, or denies, the "John Lear Classic" theory
about the sun being ELECTRIC and not nuclear fusion based?
I know it is not his theory- I just heard about it from him.
Anyway- why is this theory so ridiculed? It would explain much.
CINCO DE MAYO BLAST: With May 5th winding down, magnetic fields on the sun wound up and erupted, producing a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). The eruption came from a spotless region near the sun's southwestern limb. Extreme ultraviolet images from SOHO pinpoint the blast site. The billion-ton cloud is not heading directly for Earth, although it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on or about May 8th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
as for how long....i dont know how fast these travel...but it takes light 8 minutes to reach earth from the sun...so assuming these travel around about light speed...id say about 8 minutes. dont worry nobody is going to get vaporized just yet
Originally posted by DrDragonfly
reply to post by JohnySeagull
I don't know if this answers to your question a bit, but I feel it's related... We seem to get a huge increase in electro static shocks here from object since a couple of months... While nothing really changed here. My partner and I both wear rubber soled shoes, we haven't changed the carpet or anything and are not wearing fleece, yet a lot of things that are metal and we touch give us shocks.
I really don't know if this has anything to do with one and other, but it just popped into my mind reading your post.
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
Speaking of magnetic storms (somebody mentioned it somewhere in this thread)
I have been doing a lot of D.I.Y around house lately(last few months) and everything seems to be getting magnetized. I'm not talking about tools. Anybody else notice this?
If not please just ignore this.
Originally posted by rothmans
Is a glancing blow so we are not going to get fried, more details at spaceweather.com
Originally posted by Karilla
Have you any idea how far south the aurorae will be visible? I know that some solar events have caused aurorae at my latitude.
I wish I could get to Shetland in time to see what appears. The aurora is quite often visible from there without any unusual levels of magnetospheric perturbation so the Shetlanders should be treated to quite a show.