Shockwave on the sun

A timelapse of a solar flare followed by a shockwave on the sun

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+2 1. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

Incredible what the immense intensity of this explosion must have been.
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+9 2. thefox commented 4 years ago

Would've been more impressive in full colour, but obviously this was filmed at night.
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+2 3. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

Why was there no sound?
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0 4. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#3 The sound of silence.
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+3 5. thefox commented 4 years ago

#3 Light travels at 300 million metres per second, but sound travels at only 343 metres per second (through air). The light from any event which we witness taking place on the Sun, has taken 8 minutes 19 seconds to reach Earth. The sound of that same event would take 13 years, 11 months and 15 days to reach us, and that would assume that there is air between us and the Sun through which the sound could propagate, which there isn't, so it won't. :)
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0 6. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#5 Good explanation! :)
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+2 7. Natan_el_Tigre commented 4 years ago

#3 "In space, no one can hear you scream."