Sunday, June 3, 2012

Massive Solar Coronal Holes Shaped Like A Chicken Creating Solar Wind.

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'CH' STANDS FOR ... CHICKEN? A big dark hole in the sun's atmosphere, a 'coronal hole', is turning toward Earth spewing solar wind. According to NASA's official rubber chicken, it looks an awful lot like a bird:
Coronal holes are places where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. A chicken-shaped stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole will reach Earth on June 5th - 7th, possibly stirring geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

Solar wind
speed: 410.5 km/sec
density: 1.2 protons/cm3
explanation | more dataUpdated: Today at 1956 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: M3 
1755 UT Jun03 
24-hr: M3 
1755 UT Jun03 
explanation | more dataUpdated: Today at: 2000 UT

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