First Created 10/1/2012
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
(Note: I know that these current events are not this particular prophecy because we have not made it far enough for this prophecy to begin. I just find it interesting and strangely similar.)
August 15, 2012
Particles Associated With Solar Flare Some of Fastest on Record
Late last month, the sun let off another solar flare—and the particles associated with the storm were some of the fastest NASA has ever recorded, reaching speeds of up to 2,200 miles per second, or 7.92 million miles per hour.
NASA scientist Phillip Chamberlin, with the solar physics laboratory, called the July 23 “coronal mass ejection,” or CME, a “huge” event and said the storm also caused one of the largest magnetic fields ever measured. Luckily, the storm was “directed away from the Earth,” so nothing terrestrial was likely affected.
Because it wasn’t facing Earth, NASA scientists weren’t able to determine the size of the flare that caused the particle ejection. CMEs are associated with large solar storms and are the charged particles that can knock satellites and power grids offline.
According to NASA’s “SCORE” system, which rates CMEs according to their speed, last month’s event was “extremely rare.” More common CMEs clock in at about 620 miles per second.
The sun has been extremely volatile this year, Chamberlin says, because the sun is likely entering the peak of its “solar cycle.” Strong solar storms are expected to happen with increasing frequency until the beginning of 2014……….
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June 16, 2012
Massive solar flare in March broke sun storm records
A massive flare that exploded from the solar surface in March unleashed the highest-energy light ever seen during a sun eruption, scientists say.
On March 7, the sun let loose a massive X5.4 solar flare during its biggest outburst in five years. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope saw an unusually long-lasting pulse of gamma rays — a form of light with even greater energies than X-rays — produced by the flare.
At the flare’s peak, the gamma rays that were emitted from the sun were 2 billion times more energetic than visible light, making it a record-setting detection during or immediately after any previously seen solar flare, researchers said. In fact, as the flare erupted, the sun briefly became the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky……..
WATCH: NASA Captures A ‘Mind-Bogglingly Gorgeous’ Solar Flare
A new video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is a breathtaking reminder of the wonders of space. The video captures a “massive filament” eruption on the sun that occurred last Friday. As Britain’s The Registerso eloquently put it, it is “mind-bogglingly gorgeous.”
The eruption stretched out a “half million miles into space,” The Register adds, and, according to NASA, the coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. Fortunately, the sun is about 93 million miles from us and, NASA adds, the eruption “did not travel directly toward Earth.”………….
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