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SOLAR FLARE ALERT

Uploaded by: Ralfo

Tuesday May 14, 2013

Yonkers, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This Photo was taken today at 9:14 A.M.>SOLAR ACTIVITY SURGES: A sunspot on the sun's eastern limb is crackling with powerful X-class solar flares. Just-numbered AR1748 announced itself during the early hours of May 13th with an X1.7-class eruption (0217 UT), quickly followed by an X2.8-class flare (1609 UT) and an X3.2-class flare (0117 UT on May 14). These are the strongest flares of the year so far, and they signal a significant increase in solar activity. S.W.

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4. Vogelzang
5:21 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
Great photo!
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2. BettyFrance
2:06 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
I can see why old religions celebrated and worshipped the sun.  I don't know if all their sacrifices did any good but it is almighty powerful to have the sun on your side.  
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1. Ralfo
2:04 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
The explosions have also hurled coronal mass ejections (CMEs) into space. Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory are tracking the clouds: movie. The planet in the CME movie is Mercury. Although the CMEs appear to hit Mercury, they do not. In fact, no planets were in the line of fire. However, the CMEs appear to be on course to hit NASA's Epoxi and Spitzer spacecraft on May 15-16.

When the action began on May 13th, the instigating sunspot (just numbered "AR1748") was hidden behind the sun's eastern limb, but now solar rotation is bringing the active region into view. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured this first look just hours ago:
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THIS IS A TRUE PHOTO LIKE ALL MY OTHER PHOTOS! I HAVE NO PHOTO SHOP. AND ONLY HAVE PICASA 3 FOR PROCESSING AND PICASA ALBUMS FOR SLIDESHOWS AND VIDEOS! PLUS FACEBOOK AND WUNDERGROUND PHOTO! FOR STILLS AND VIDEOS! PHOTOS OF NATURE AND THINGS THAT ARE WHAT THEY REALLY ARE! THIS PHOTO I CONSIDER MY LIFE TIME FAVORITE. AWARENESS, READYNESS AND TIMING IS EVERYTHING IN LIFE! RALFO.

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