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SOLAR TSUNAMI - amazing video!

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When sunspot 930 exploded on Dec. 6th, producing an X6-category flare, it also created a tsunami-like shock wave that rolled across the face of the sun, wiping out filaments and other structures in its path. An H-alpha telescope in New Mexico operated by the National Solar Observatory (NSO) recorded the action:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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The time stamps indicate the event took 8 minutes for the wave to cross about half the Sun. That's ~60,000 miles per minute!

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Or something like from Aberdeen to beyond Paris in a second!! Phwar!!

That's cool, or extremely hot!

Andrew

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