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Published on September 5th, 2012 | by James Ayre

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Brilliant Half Million Mile Wide Sun 'Whip' Seen From Space

September 5th, 2012 by




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Filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory this new video shows a dramatic filament eruption that occurred on August 31st. Shot in the energy range of extreme ultraviolet light, the video shows a filament collapsing and exploding in brilliant style.

“The NOAA spaceweather prediction center estimates the resulting cloud of radiation reached the Earth on Sep. 3, and created only a minor to moderate geomagnetic storm.”

Source: Wired and Wikipedia

Image Credits: NASA/SDO; Reuters

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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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