Massive Solar Eruption

solar eruptionThe most powerful solar storm was observed on September 1, 1859, and the solar flare was visible to a naked eye in white light.

There was no NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), no NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and no joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) in 1859. Hell, there was no NASA.

But NASA is here now. And it has all these cool imaging instruments. And it makes all these cool movies…

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