→ Spectacular Solar Flare Captured on Camera

Real footage of solar flare and substantial coronal mass ejection on June 7th 2011. “This event blasted something like a billion tons of material away from the Sun. Note the size of it, too: while it started from a small region on the Sun’s surface, it quickly expanded into a plume easily as big as the Sun itself! I’d estimate its size at well over a million kilometers across. It looks like most of the material fell back down to the Sun’s surface; that’s common, though sometimes such an event manages to blast the material completely away into space.” (Source: Discover Magazine,

Posted by Robin on June 8, 2011