It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

NASA photographs a HUGE solar eruption in stunning detail

page: 1
9

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:18 PM
link   
NASA Images of HUGE Solar Eruption

This is the largest eruption I've ever seen - and there's a picture of the earth in comparison.
Are we entering the solar maximum? Have you ever seen any flare that's bigger than this one?

The eruption glanced off our magnetosphere, but it wasn't headed directly towards Earth. How much longer until one of these strikes the earth directly?



edit on 7-9-2012 by ninepointfive because: (no reason given)

edit on 7-9-2012 by ninepointfive because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:34 PM
link   
reply to post by ninepointfive
 

Thats the biggest ive ever seen! Not Facing earth though.....thankfully

edit on 7-9-2012 by damingus because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:42 PM
link   
The literal amount of material...ferocity of the event...and overall scene is breathtaking. On the scale I know the sun to be in terms of Earth being a teeny tiny little PIXEL's worth of size on an image like that, it's terrifying .....if the Sun weren't so far away.

Now let's just not get an expert on here who has a believable theory about how such a burst of material could reach all the way to Earth someday in a 1:trillion chance event. The far end of that stream looks to be Super-Extra-Crispy to say the very least. Nature is awesome to watch.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:45 PM
link   
the sun is in party mode




posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:01 PM
link   
I posted this in another thread, but this could be related



Its raw power is quite beautiful.

Also, should we consider ourselves lucky that this eruption was not pointing towards earth?
edit on 7-9-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:02 PM
link   
Way those photos are to amazing.

We need more of these



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:04 PM
link   
It looks like it destroyed all those giant mother ships that were there last month!






posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:06 PM
link   
Awesome photos kind of scary and makes me wonder what would happen if it was facing towards the Earth.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:08 PM
link   

Originally posted by ninepointfive
How much longer until one of these strikes the earth directly?


Hopefully not anytime soon....

Great picture though.
S&F



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:32 PM
link   
SOHO has taken impressive images too in the past





posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:23 PM
link   
Amazing picture!

Meanwhile, Curiosity still can't seem to get a good clean photo, hmmmm.




top topics



 
9

log in

join