View Full Version : Recent geomagnetic storm, short HD vid of the Sun

08-08-2010, 10:41 AM

And NASA says that this just marks the start of a long, crazy solar storm season.

The Sun goes through a regular activity cycle that lasts about 11 years, cycling between activity (solar maximum) and quiet (solar minimum).
The last solar maximum was in 2001 followed by a long period of very little activity.
The eruptions are among the first signs that the Sun is waking up and beginning to move towards another solar maximum, expected to occur in about 2013.

08-08-2010, 01:39 PM
that was a cool clip, thanks. Knowing the relative size of the sun to earth, it makes those flares so much more impressive, multiple times larger than our earth!