Watching The Sun Shoot Solar Flares

On August 1st of 2010 the sun released a huge amount of energy in the form of a solar flare. This is what it looked like in space and what we saw here on earth.

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-16 1. Pato5000 commented 10 years ago

Awesome! I think sometimes we don't realize how big is everything out there!

Anyway, I wouldn't like to be near this big fart!
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+14 2. Neojack commented 10 years ago

In future, please inform SG1 :D
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+6 3. Seymour8 commented 10 years ago

Looks like one of the scenes from 2012 :)
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+13 4. Namron7 commented 10 years ago

Imagine if that shot out from the Sun in our direction instead of to the side, we would be toast......set the timer to 8 minutes >:)
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+4 5. USAnumber1 commented 10 years ago

#4 You are so right about that.
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+8 6. Abreujr commented 10 years ago

#4 the earth have a magnetic field that protect us from this kinds of stuff.
we are bombed every day by solar radiation.
how do you think that auroras in the north and south pole are formed? :P
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+13 7. Kulgash commented 10 years ago

#6 is right about Earth being protected by a strong magnetic field, but this solar flare was really intense and our magnetic field would have been useless against such a huge coronal mass ejection
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+11 8. OnetimeX commented 10 years ago

So you're all saying sunglasses would be useless then?? >:)
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-3 9. USAnumber1 commented 10 years ago

#6 Back to school for you. You should not have skipped science class.
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-3 10. smacker commented 10 years ago ?
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0 11. bijuno commented 10 years ago

Solar pimples.
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+4 12. makbeth commented 10 years ago

#6, the earth has protection from uv radiation, a decent sized solar flare could incinterate us if it hit us bang on.
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+1 13. Noobeater commented 10 years ago

Just watch that movie "Knowing", it shows exacty this thing. And is based on a true story.
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+1 14. TheFatViking commented 10 years ago

Each solar flare is more powerful then 1 million H-bombs.