Suns Powerful Eruption

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft viewed Coronal mass ejection on June 7, 2011. This event registered as a Class M-2 solar flare, which is a medium-class sun storm that should not be a danger to satellites or infrastructure on Earth.The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed the flare’s peak at 1:41a.m. ET (0641 UT). SDO recorded these images (above) in extreme ultraviolet light that show a very large eruption of cool gas. Scientist think that it is somewhat unique because at many places in the eruption there seems to be even cooler material at temperatures less than 80,000 Kelvin. This massive eruption kicked up a vast cloud of magnetic plasma that appeared to rain back down over half of the sun’s entire surface.

The coronal mass ejection is directed at Earth and moving at about 3.1 million mph (5 million kph).According to NOAA-operated Space Weather Prediction Center the solar flare could create a strong geomagnetic storm on Wednesday (June 9) from the event’s coronal mass ejection (CME), an explosion of charged particles triggered by the flare.

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