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Yesterday on the sun, a magnetic filament snapped. The resulting explosion hurled a CME into space and sent beautiful waves of energy surging through the sun's atmosphere. Although the CME is not heading directly for Earth, the outskirts of the cloud might brush against Earth's magnetic field on July 23rd, causing a mild geomagnetic storm. Keep in mind that this type of solar activity may have been (in geological time) a source of stimuli for coral as well as terrestriali evolutions, albiet at higher levels of energy.

Visit http://Spaceweather.com to view movies of the eruption and for updates about the approaching CME.
 

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Ok, as long as you did not get hit with any Tom was my worry :D
 

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BoomerMn said:
Ok, as long as you did not get hit with any Tom was my worry :D
HEH! shouldn't matter so long as the coffee is good and I get an occasional toasted blueberry bagel (should be easy with a stick and a solar flare or two :rolleyes: )


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btw, my alter-ego sees a slowdown on RC, what's the deal?
 

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I get to see them all the time :D I even have some books them.
 

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BoomerMn said:
I get to see them all the time :D I even have some books them.
I get to see them every once in a while as well...unfortunately not much down here given the all the light pollution. :( I'll be sure to go look tonight if it's not raining. :)
 

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it is thouht that if a big enough one occurs the Earth would experince a mass extinction event (it may have happened in the past)

i guess this one missed thank goodness, it would kinda stink to just get my marshmellow toasted and then not get a chance to eat it. :)
 
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