Jan Mikael (29 Jan 2011)
"Info: Double Blast on the Sun"


Space Weather News for Jan. 28, 2011

DOUBLE BLAST:  This morning, a spectacular double eruption on the sun produced the strongest solar flare of the year so far (an M1-class event). Plasma clouds produced by the event are expected to miss Earth, so no geomagnetic storms are in the offing.  Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com highlights movies captured by SOHO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

STRANGE LIGHT PILLARS:  A photographer has recorded extraordinary pillars of light shooting into the night sky from a corn mill in Nebraska.  The tall luminous columns were capped with nested V-shaped tops that distinguish them from ordinary urban light pillars.  Check http://spaceweather.com for must-see photos and an explanation of the icy phenomenon.