The Big Ball of Flame Up in the Sky Throws a Beautiful Fit

Here’s another post by your Sun crazy blogger. There was a little black spot on the Sun a few days ago, about the size of the Earth. Then it exploded. Take a look.

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Read all about it over at EarthSky.

There have been coronal mass ejections out the yin-yang over the past year. I wonder if this has anything to do with the weird weather we’ve been having?

When is Congress going to do something about this? Better yet, how about the United Nations? Or Star Fleet?

Well, until then, let’s just continue to watch in awe and wonder.

  • Linda Rupert

    Great shots of the sun! Too bad we can’t watch it directly without going blind. LOL You may already know this, but in case you don’t, all the CME’s the sun has been putting out lately is due to the Solar Maxium cycle…which we are in the middle of.

    According to this article and others, the Solar Max can affect local weather patterns, it can also affect technology. It’s fascinating to watch, but if the sun takes too much of a hissy fit during Solar Max, we could loose all our technology and power. Probably won’t happen, but it could.

    As for congress doing anything? The Democrats and Republicans would get into grid lock, push the sun into a sequester and then we would all be in the dark! LOL :)

  • Subsistent

    Brings back fond memories of my high-school days in the 1950′s, when I systematicly observed sunspots over a couple of weeks’ time (as the sun rotated on its axis) by projecting an image of the sun thru my father’s telescope onto a small screen.