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"Sun Twister Eruption"
> Space Weather News for Oct. 28, 2010
SUN TWISTER: Earlier today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
(SDO) recorded a spectacular eruption on the sun's northeastern
limb. An unstable magnetic filament hundreds of thousands of
kilometers long pirouetted and launched a fragment of itself into
space. Earth was not in the line of fire, but the SDO movie is
worth seeing anyway. Visit http://spaceweather.com for cinema.
ASTEROID FLYBY: Asteroid 2003 UV11 will fly past Earth on Oct.
29th and 30th at a distance of only 1.2 million miles. Experienced
amateur astronomers should have little trouble photographing the
600-meter wide space rock as it glides through the constellation
Pegasus on Friday night, glowing about as brightly as a 12th magnitude
star. Observers in North America and Europe are favored. Check
http://spaceweather.com for ephemerides and more information.