Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Solar Tsunami

More Space Weather

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (NASA) has collected data, photos and video, from the event that occurred today, March 7th, 2012.  Two very strong X-class solar flares shot out of the sun which are also known as a CME or Coronal Mass Ejection. This solar energy is shooting across space at an incredible 1,000,000 Miles per hour and is also being described as a Solar Tsunami.

Reading information found on the Space Weather Prediction Center, you can see that in the past 24 hours we have been in a "S3"level  Solar storm and there is a warning that suggests that people should avoid traveling in high altitude commercial flights due to a higher level of exposure to proton radiation.

Here is a video online of the CME and Sun
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