We love a good solar storm, and a pair of flares that erupted late Tuesday are just the latest in a string of activity from our awakening sun. The second-biggest flare yet burst forth Tuesday and spewed a coronal mass ejection toward our planet, the leading edge of which arrived this morning.
The first flare was a powerful X5.4, making it the second largest flare of this cycle, after an X6.9 on August 9, 2011. Two hours later the sun blew out an X1.3 flare. Both flares expelled large coronal mass ejections, which are traveling 1,300 and 1,100 miles per second, respectively. Both of these new CMEs will hit us and Mars, as well as some spacecraft.
These solar eruptions are emanating from a pretty active stellar region that just rotated into Earth view, according to NASA. The sun is growing more active as it approaches solar maximum sometime in 2013.
Here are some videos of the new flares. Take note of the solar tsunami — the entire surface of the sun ripples with the force of the eruption.
The sun is beautiful. The sun brings life.
In one day, it’s possible all life on Earth could be wiped out by the sun.
Every 18 minutes a person dies from leisure activities in their own home.
In life, you will be remembered for your actions. I suggest spend your life loving and caring!
When you love and are loved, not only is the sun beautiful, so is all your life!
The sun rises each day and is a new beginning. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes and those around you.
Begin a new day with the sun!
P.S. I am a Christian, my outlook on life.
I was just speaking above for those shy from human religions.
I think our dear Lord cares little for human language and religious fights on Earth.
Our dear Lord identifies himself as "I-AM", not as a name, but simply exists.
Live your life correctly by your actions.
If you need forgiveness, I forgive you.
Start today a new!