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Solar Activity Picks Up, Mars Approach Nears

NORTHEASTERN ERUPTION: Solar activity is picking up. During the late hours of Feb. 9th, a dark magnetic filament winding over the sun’s northeastern limb rose up and exploded. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action:

The eruption hurled a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) away from the sun: SOHO movie

The expanding cloud is not heading for Earth, but in a day or so it might make contact with Venus, which appears to be in the line of fire.

The emergence of a new sunspot at the root of the erupting filament plus the rapid growth of existing sunspot AR1416 could foreshadow more activity in the days ahead.

MOON-MARS: Mars is approaching Earth for a close encounter in early March. Already the Red Planet is five times brighter than a 1st-magnitude star. Solar flare alerts: textvoice.

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February 10, 2012 - Posted by | Science, Solar, Space | , , , , , ,

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