Solar storm: Sun ejects plasma over 1.5 million km, largest coronal mass ejection ever seen? A heartwarming video

Solar storm: Sun ejects plasma over 1.5 million km, largest coronal mass ejection ever seen?  A heartwarming video

An unusual sight. This Sunday, astronomer Andrew McCarthy is responsible for the excellent account Instagram @cosmic_backgroundExtraordinary documents shared: a large Plasma explosion on the surface Soleil For hours.

A The explosion or Solar storm This resulted in the release of large amounts of plasma “Using a special telescope allowed him to pick up wavelengths of light invisible to the human eye, namely hydrogen alpha wavelengths emitted by the Sun’s hydrogen atoms.”, Details Newsweek.

“Today the Sun produced the largest coronal mass ejection I have ever seen. Here is my composite photo created by taking hundreds of thousands of images over several hours with a specially designed telescope”, writes McCarthy on Instagram.

1 million miles

Coronal mass ejections (CME) were filmed for 6 hours and according to the author of the film would have traveled a million miles, or more than 1.5 million kilometers.

If the CME can cause effects on Earth, especially power grids or satellites, don’t panic. The distance separating the Earth from the Sun is 150 million km.

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