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Fireball the size of Earth ejected from the Sun

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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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MAY 6, 2011 – A FIREBALL THE SIZE OF EARTH: “When the sun rose on May 2nd, I was surprised to see a fully detached fireball prominence at the southwestern edge of the solar disk,” reports amateur astronomer Jan Timmermans of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. “Just imagine, a ball of fire with the size of the Earth thrown high in the solar skies!” “I was stunned,” he continues. “The prominence was rather faint, so I had to use a lot of gain to capture it, hence the noise: ‘more gain = more grain.’ But I am pleased that I captured it!” -Space Weather


So here's something i i've never seen. I can't even imagine what this would look like up close. Our Sun is amazing...

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Spaceweather.com
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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That photo makes me feel very small. Were blessed with every day we are alive.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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Did the sun re-capture this bit of burning plasma or is there an earth sized fireball free roaming in our solar system?

Just wondering.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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It would probably look like this:



Great find though!



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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reply to post by CoachSlamYou
 


The sheer size of our Sun is incomprehensible.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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reply to post by AnteBellum
 


haha yes probably something like that.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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i was wondering the same thing. I couldn't find anything else on this....



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by Mactire
Did the sun re-capture this bit of burning plasma or is there an earth sized fireball free roaming in our solar system?

Just wondering.
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Yes please we would like an answer to this question. It does seem like quite an important one...two suns much?



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Since space is a vacuum, and not much (if any) oxygen is present, odds are this thing just went a few miles and fizzled out.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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I am no expert, but I would think that it would run out of fuel and burn out.

If it was directed towards earth, I'm sure we would have felt the heat as it radiated our way, but like I said, I'm no expert




S&F for cool picture

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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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Unless it is not a "fireball" but some form of.... ready for it?...... ready?

dun dun dun.......

What about the electric universe theory??



I don't really claim I know that much about this theory or how a ball of fire would exist like that the size of earth just floating around using the theory but its just a possibility to explore.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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LOL does plasma burn out that fast?



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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No proof, no nothing... The Universe is Electric, just ask Zeus about his lightning bolt. All jokes aside, I heavily leaning towards Electric Universe, it just makes more sense to me for some reason. Nice plasma ball.

-Regards



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by inthemass
The sheer size of our Sun is incomprehensible.


Hell no! The sun is nothing, I caught a fish last year and it was THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS BIG!! ^^



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by inthemass
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The sheer size of our Sun is incomprehensible.





1 pixel on that image. Lol our sun is TINY!!

But I get what you are talking about, compared to the earth its enormous.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Seeing this is only on The Extinction Protocol, GLP, and ATS, and no NASA site, one would suspect Photoshop or Venus got in the capture frame. Google it yourself.

Date says May 2nd.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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It's on the front page of spaceweather.com

Some amateur astronomer by the name of Jan Timmermans caputered it. Maybe soho caught it? Or it's
fake, im not sure yet. I'm still looking....
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Well in the whole sentence or two the guy believes he photographed a real phenomenon, and not a mistaken planet or earth satellite within the frame. SOHO is the first place I went to and May 2nd various images, so its really not their or it was extremely short lived, or a prominence at a foreshortened angle briefly disconnected before vanishing.




posted on May, 8 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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Wow man... the Sun has balls!.. er, ball.... ?



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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What a marvelous picture and discovery right, it reminds me immediately of sleeper’s thread here on ATS “The sun is pregnant!”.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

So, it looks to me that sleeper could be right after all.




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