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Thu, 06 Nov 2003

Another giant solar storm

flare There’s a great picture of a solar flare ejected yesterday by sunspot region AR10486, the same high activity region that caused the aurora last week. (Elizabeth and I got a good view of the aurora in Oberlin, but my digital camera was not up to the task and the pictures came out solid black.)

Yesterday’s flare made it on to today’s astronomy picture of the day and I also recommend checking out the animations recorded by SOHO.

The sun is really a pretty scary object if you stop to think about it.