Jan Mikael (29 Jan 2011)
"Info: Double Blast on the Sun"
Space Weather News for Jan. 28, 2011
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.