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1888 THE SUN solar prominence original antique celestial astronomy print no VII

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An incredibly stunning solar flare erupted from the sun's surface throwing charged particles and searing plasma millions of miles out into space. The blast was was not directed at the earth and it is unlikely to hit any of the planets in our solar system.

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On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Sun’s surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space. SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!

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Three X-class Flares in 24 Hours

The sun erupted with an X1.7-class solar flare on May 12, 2013. Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA

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Information on the Sun, planets and dwarf planets in the solar system, surface temperature, time taken to complete orbit the Sun, distance from the Su

Information on the Sun, planets and dwarf planets in the solar system, surface temperature, time taken to complete orbit the Sun, distance from the Su

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Gallery: Our Amazing Sun

<3 Gallery: Our Amazing Sun~The Sun, Solar Eclipses & Solar Phenomena. This sight must have really frightened people many hundreds of years ago. <3