Posts Tagged ‘CME’

Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun with Earth to Scale

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment


On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.

The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth.


Your own solar observatory

July 2, 2012

You can watch or control the scopes for yourselves  live here:  (you can watch as a guest, but you are required to login for queueing in the control line)

Learn how to use it here:

==> Please note that is not affiliated in any way with the above mentioned website and this is not some kind of advertising.

I just think that it is something worth mentioning and a good alternative to the official channels.

Little black spot on the sun visible with the naked eye

May 11, 2012 1 comment

Picture of the Day: May 10, 2012
LITTLE BLACK SPOT ON THE SUN TODAY | A sunspot visible with the naked eye at sunrise and sunset, photographed by Stefano DeRosa, via SpaceWeather.
New monster sunspot 1476 is beautifully active atmSunspot 1476 / Solar Update
Now one of the largest Sunspots in years, Region 1476 is currently in a great position for Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejections. The only problem has been producing a solar flare that would also in turn, generate a large plasma cloud. This could change in the days ahead. There will continue to be a chance for a major X-Class event.

the suns a bubbler today…&v=OSWcm6We8LU


Black spherical anomaly on the sun / march 11, 2012

March 13, 2012 1 comment



NASA`s  explanation



new footage extracted from SDO archives from march 10 11 and 12 .

March 10:

March 11:

March 12:



Apparently the NASA footage no longer displays march 11 and 12 so there is nothing to see there anymore. Check it out 

And the news hit daily mail


MARCH 13 UPDATE: It appears that “the object” was stationed there for many days  and after a quick google search i came up with this picture of the sun from march 10, 2012:



Straight from NASA.

Watch the lower left corner of the screen:  

Youtube version: