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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


For the best effect, please be sure and watch this official video from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in "FULL SCREEN" mode.

The Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare with a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) on Tuesday 07 June 2011. The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area of almost half the solar surface. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) observed the flare's peak at 0141 Hours Eastern Time. SDO recorded these images in extreme ultraviolet light that show a very large eruption of cool gas.

For a larger view,
please click on the photograph.
What does this event mean, if anything, for those of us here on the planet, Earth?


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