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Solar Eruption Big Enough To Encompass 20 Earths Caught On Film

The Sun erupted on a truly enormous scale on New Tear’s Eve, and NASA captured video of the eruption on film. The eruption was so large that that it could encompass more than 20 Earth sized planets. The solar eruption was caught on film by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The SDO is a permanently

Solar Storm, Sun Unleashes Huge CME

  A very large Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the Sun on September 27th, 2012 at 10:25 p.m. EDT. CMEs are solar eruptions that send billions of tons of solar particles into space, that then make their way to the Earth in one to three days if the blast was directed that way.

Huge Sunspot Releases Large Solar Flare (VIDEO)

The gigantic sunspot known as AR1520 released another powerful solar flare early on Thursday July 19th. The solar storm isn’t expected to pose any serious problems to us here on Earth, researchers say. The solar flare erupted from AR 1520 at 1:13 a.m. EDT (0513 GMT) Thursday and peaked about 45 minutes later. The flare

Strongest Solar Flare Of The Summer Just Occured

  The strongest solar flare of the summer, so far, erupted from the sun on Friday, July 6. It’s the latest in a run of powerful solar storms this week. The solar storm happened just after 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) and was observed to be a class X1.1 solar flare. X-class flares are the strongest

There Will Be No 2012 Killer Solar Flare, Promise

I don’t watch a heap of news, so I was surprised to hear that people are expecting 2012 to end thanks to a massive solar flare as a result of the oncoming solar maximum. Thankfully, even as I heard about it, I was reliably informed by scientists from NASA that such an event is a ‘physical impossibility’.

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