Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31 On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.
This image is future play. I think about my future all the time, what I want out of life. A family, a home, somebody to love unconditionally. I want to be a parent some day and have a family. This image goes with my explorer personality because I want to explore life, its meaning, and all of its glory, life and love, and most of all family. Nothing is more exciting to me than exploring life in this way.
Kiyokata Kaburagi (鏑木 清方 Kaburagi Kiyokata?, August 31, 1878 – March 2, 1972) was the pseudonym of a Nihonga artist and the leading master of the bijinga genre in Taishōand Showa period Japan. His real name was Kaburagi Kenichi. Incidentally, although his name is universally transliterated as “Kaburagi” by western sources (and many Japanese sources), Kaburagi himself used the pronunciation “Kaburaki”.
Army SPC Jonathan D. Welch, 19, of Yorba Linda, California. Died August 31, 2009, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations in Shuyene Sufia, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.