Posts Tagged ‘Astronomija’
On August 31st 2012 at 4.36 p.m. EDT a huge filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s corona erupted. Although it wasn’t pointed directly at Earth, it still connected with our magnetosphere and was responsible for the rather stunning aurora that appeared on Monday Sept 3rd.
The Coronal Mass Ejection travelled at over 900 miles per second. This image shows the CME in comparison with a scale image of the Earth (no, smartasses it’s not that close