Thursday, July 28, 2005

The sun just burped - BIG Time!

It looks like a big solar flare just erupted from the sunspot emerging over the sun's limb. This large mass of solar material is huge - the earth would only be a small dot on this image. It's probably the same sunspot that has been causing a string of large solar flares over the last week.

Looks like it is still capable of generating some big solar flares - which will hopefully mean some good aurora displays in the coming week or so...

Image Credit: NASA/SOHO


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