Sun Erupts In Massive Solar Explosion; WATCH THE AMAZING VIDEO - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sun Erupts In Massive Solar Explosion; WATCH THE AMAZING VIDEO

KHQ.COM -  Amazing video shot on Monday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a gigantic solar prominence erupting on the Sun.

Despite being over 400,000 miles long, Discovery's Bad Astronomy blog reassures us that Earth has little to fear from the tail of plasma. First, there is very little danger to Earth from this event. Prominences like this tend to be local to the Sun, and collapse after a few hours. As far as NASA experts can tell, there are no flares or coronal mass ejections associated with this, which are what can hurt satellites and power grids here at home. So rest easy, and enjoy the beauty of this thing.

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