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posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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www.space.com...

I never get tired of seeing these flares they're just amazing to watch, makes earth seem so small in comparison to how much is out there. They said this area should be pointed at the earth in the coming days.







posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Those are some stunning images. The amount of energy is staggering.

Thanks for posting.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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I was just looking at the Solar and Heliospheric website and what worries me about the current cycle is that all of these storms are occuring at a dangerous latitude on the Sun, relative to us. These storms are lined up with the Earth right now and there are more just around the corner.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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spectacular! M1.7
NOT earth facing, lucky us this time... till next..




posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Holy smokes that's a big one! I wonder if it's lonely being a big ole ball of fire in the darkness. I'd definitely make some noise.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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I always gravitate to these images when they come here. Awesome! Thanks for bringing it.

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posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Wow, that's huge. There goes my satellite internet connection. I really hope we get DSL out here soon.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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What's funny, is that before we were able to image this, and have it released to the public... it still happened.



It's great. As long as it's not taken out of context. But I would bet by the end of this thread someone mentions 2012, a pole shift or the sun eating the Earth...



S&F



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
What's funny, is that before we were able to image this, and have it released to the public... it still happened.



It's great. As long as it's not taken out of context. But I would bet by the end of this thread someone mentions 2012, a pole shift or the sun eating the Earth...



S&F


HA! Well this IS ATS right? Why wouldn't someone slide a conspiracy in here...

What if the "prepper" is right?



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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Great images.
The energy is immense.
But once it starts turning towards us, its going to shift our poles, and then gobble us up.
Its the end of the world folks, it is 2012 after all.
Maybe if we can track diwn and sacrifice a yeti, the martians will take pitty on us, and evacuate us to a pkanet thats hurtling through our solar system.......

Did I say great images?



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Sweet a new picture to finally update my avatar with!



I am always impressed with the enormous amount of energy our Sun releases.
If we could only harness 1/100000th of that energy...


Great images thank you...
Now, I'm off to ragequit and make a new avatar!








posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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I saw this on the news yesterday, very cool storm... Thankfully it wasnt facing Earth this time... Does anyone know how powerful these storms were?



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
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I saw this on the news yesterday, very cool storm... Thankfully it wasnt facing Earth this time... Does anyone know how powerful these storms were?


It was an M1.7

You can read about that scale here.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Gee, I wanted to hear the big boom. It's so quite!



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Really impressive


anyone else notice at the end ofthe explosion, the ejected plasma looks like its getting sucked right back towards the sun?


what causes this?



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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I am always impressed with the enormous amount of energy our Sun releases. If we could only harness 1/100000th of that energy...
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I read this sentence and saw a flash into the future... you just never know.


I would like to think we could anyway....



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Magnetic reconnection

An M1.7 flare is on the small end of the scale and had this been earth facing would not have affected us much at all.

X20 on up and then we may see some problems, power outages, satellite loss, etc.

So, as big as the prominence was compared to the earth, it's still tiny compared to what the sun has produced in the past.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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thanks for the info, interesting stuff



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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i also think its interesting that the plasma was sucked back in



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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i also think its interesting that the plasma was sucked back in





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