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Composite image of multiple solar flares on the sun due to Comet Lovejoy hitting the sun on 12/15/11.

Composite image of multiple solar flares on the sun due to Comet Lovejoy hitting the sun!

This is a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) from April 2012.  CMEs pose a threat to our power grid, so it's important for us to learn more about them.  Often these giant explosions on the sun will create a Solar Tsunami that scientists can use to study the magnetic field of the sun!

The sun unleashed a beautiful prominence eruption from its east limb (left side) on Monday, April Here, the solar flare was seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (NASA/GSFC/SDO) PrevNextGo to page 1

Solar flare from space.(space.com)

explosive events at the Sun’s surface appear to trigger acoustic waves that bounce back and forth between both ends of the loops, a phenomenon known as a standing wave.

Solar flare on January 23rd, 2012.

Solar flare on January This is why I love science. But most importantly, it kind of looks like a giant space monster eating a planet.

Solar flare, image via SDO

~~Coronal Loops Reveal Magnetic Dance Magnetic Dance: Solar material traces out giant magnetic fields soaring through the sun to create what's called coronal loops NASA Goddard Photo and Video~~

solar storm January 2012   |  #perspicacityparty #cosmicwonderland

Biggest solar storm since 2005 underway, will peak Tuesday

New Aurora Pictures: Solar Storms Trigger Northern Lights


A major solar flare erupted from the sun sending an explosion of plasma and charged particles toward Earth.

Just Continue That Thought...: “You are heaven’s Halley’s comet

Haley& Comet in the Night Sky. Frank Zullo photography taken above the Crater Range in southern Arizona in

A sun storm has shot perhaps the largest amount of particles into space ever recorded, scientists say.

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

“Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) - years old. Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza. Night Sky in Giza, Egypt on December local time … one hour before sunrise compared with the Pyramids at Giza.

Once a bright apparition in the southern hemisphere dawn Comet Lovejoy is fading, but its long tail still stretches across skies near the south celestial pole