Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AN EXPLOSION ON THE SUN


Today, May 30th, a long dark filament of magnetism is lifting off the surface of the sun.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is recording the action:


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As the filament lashes through the sun's atmosphere, it could propel a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space--much like the one that sparked a strong geomagnetic storm on May 28th. This possibility is still hypothetical, however. Stay tuned for updates in the hours ahead as we monitor coronagraph images for evidence of a CME.

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