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Massive Solar Flare! A Cosmic Thing of Beauty.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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This explosion lasted about 5 hours and reached hundreds of thousands of miles at incredible speeds. Thankfully the Earth should be spared the full brunt of this incoming wave but it's hard to deny it's beauty.

helioviewer.org

Not sure why, but the right half of the photo was cut off which shows the extent of the flare.
edit on 6/7/2011 by amaster because: (no reason given)

edit on 6/7/2011 by amaster because: Fixed photos

edit on 6/7/2011 by amaster because: Title Fix.




posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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Thank god! I really want to be able to see today.....



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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Big on what kind of scale?

How did it miss us by hours?

????

I don't think your trying to scaremonger but that is what its going to sound like to a lot of people on here.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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The CME was associated with an M-class flare...hardly massive. Further, only a portion of it was Earth directed and is expected to only cause "minor geomagnetic activity". I do agree that it is rather beautiful to watch though.

Source: www.solarcycle24.com



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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There we go.
Second.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Okay, I fixed the photos so you can actually see the flare. It was massive simply by the sheer size of the ejection not in intensity as it was only a M-Class.

And I meant to say "misses us by DAYS" not hours. I was thinking about how long this spectacle lasted. Only a few days ago, this sunspot was pointing right at the Earth. It the Mods can edit that title it would be greatly appreciated.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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I didnt see anythng in the original op about it missing us by hours, the OP just mentions its big- and a thing of beauty.

Yeah ok, got it now
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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I think the major 1 will make a super large BLACK area or Sun spot that will basically cover entire face of SOL before ejecting.


Very beautiful indeed.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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thanks for sharing - i love the beauty of "outer-space"- warm salutations! ; )



posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread
Enormous CME released by the Sun

posted on Tue Jun 7 2011 @ 04:41 AM

Thanks

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