reply to post by NWOnoworldorder
i think u need to do research....
Yes, indeed...you do.
...when u look on SOHO u see solar flares being emited from the sun around the edges? correct? correct?
Yes. Silhouetted, and thus very evident. Can be observed from ground-based telescopes, in various EM spectra, also.
...hower do u see giant spherical dense cme's in the middle of the sun? no u dont!
Well, maybe you
don't, because you don't know how to interpret the data.
But solar scientists can, and do. THAT is why they design and build those observatories,and space-based imaging systems.
The point is, SOHO and STEREO can resolve in THREE DIMENSIONS, for the purpose of determining the eruptions on the hemisphere of the Sun that is
facing the Earth. Since, due to the brightness, they aren't always VISUALLY obvious. (Other ways to detect, of course....but, the purpose of those
machines is the study of the dynamics, and physical shapes, too....)
A CME that is seen around the perimeter? Fascinating stuff, of course....but those ejections are, obviously (because they ARE on the perimeter) not
going to impact this planet! AND, we can't see 50% of the Sun, at any given moment. (A new mission is underway, to allow a full view all at
once...forget its name, atm....)
Think of a gun, pointed at you (the near surface/hemisphere of the Sun) compared to a gun pointed aside, at a 90-degree angle.
Or, up, or down, etc.
Fact is, NASA, ESA, and other space observing agencies CAN detect coronal bursts that are in our direction. Even during the 1960s and 70s, when
Apollo missions were flying. There were contingency plans to be put into place, for the Astronauts to protect themselves as much as possible,
a major eruption had occurred, in our direction. They travel at, I believe, several million MPH....so, with an average distance
of 96 million miles, there would be many hours advance warning......
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