Facebook & Twitter

To follow BoreMe on Facebook, click 'Like'

To follow BoreMe on Twitter, click 'twitter'

Follow BoreMe on Twitter
Tags

CosmosHomepage: Science & TechnologyMiscellaneousNASAScienceScience & TechnologySunAstronomy

Know something about this post? Email us

Report fault

<< Back to listing

Sun unleashes powerful solar eruptionSun unleashes powerful solar eruption

(0:34) April 16, 2012 - Described by NASA as "A beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection (CME)". Apparently it's an M1 class flare meaning it is medium sized. Bear in mind that a million Earths would fit into the sun, this medium sized flare is many times the size of Earth. Extremely powerful CMEs can pose a danger to astronauts and satellites in space, as well as power grids, navigation and communications systems on Earth.

You are welcome to
comment as a guest,
but registering gives you
added benefits

Add your comment

Submit as guest (your name)

Submit as member (username / password)



cengland0 cengland0 (824 days ago)
Latest comment: If you watch closely, you can see the gravitational force of the sun sucking some of that back in.
Original comment
Latest comment: If you watch closely, you can see the gravitational force of the sun sucking some of that back in.
Add your reply

Submit as guest (your name)

Submit as member (username / password)



Guest: Doe (825 days ago)
Sunfart. *thumbs up*
Original comment
Sunfart. *thumbs up*
Add your reply

Submit as guest (your name)

Submit as member (username / password)



TheBob TheBob (826 days ago)
I once had a coronal mass ejection after a fish curry
Original comment
I once had a coronal mass ejection after a fish curry
Add your reply

Submit as guest (your name)

Submit as member (username / password)


Crowd Ignite  (opens in new window)
Related Posts