Six coronal mass ejections in 24 hours

Sep 22, 2011

The sun let loose with at least six coronal mass ejections (CMEs) -- solar phenomena that can send solar particles into space and affect electronic systems in satellites -- from 7 PM ET on September 18, 2011 until 1 PM on September 19.

The ejections appear to come from points scattered over the surface of the sun. Two CME's dissipated quickly, but four continue to spread outward from the sun. models suggest that the leading edge of one CME will pass by Earth at around 5 PM ET on Sep 21, at which point sky watchers should be on the lookout for auroras.

Additional info will be posted if warranted.

What is a coronal mass ejection? For answers to these and other space weather questions, please visit the Spaceweather Frequently Asked Questions page.

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SCVGoodToGo
4.2 / 5 (5) Sep 22, 2011
No, it's not Neutron Repulsion (tm).
The_P
not rated yet Sep 22, 2011
Incredibly Awesome!
omatranter
Sep 22, 2011
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Jaeherys
4.3 / 5 (6) Sep 22, 2011
It's not neutron repulsion it's the residual strong nuclear force moment, temporarily causing and -- attraction, which in turn makes the nucleons spin so fast that the quarks turn into atto scale universes.

Obviously universes hate each other, why else would those bitches be hitting us, so they release the phatone (pronounced phatone), a large but massless virtually existing boson with energy indirectly proportional to the atto universe density and intrinsically the size of my penis.

When the density goes down as phatones push the universes apart, its force exterted goes down, atto universes are more happy and return to a normal quantum state (relative to the particle).

Logically, as the size of my penis changes from time to time, when people are looking for evidence to support this theory my penis is flacid and therefore phatones can not force apart the universes. As a result, the universes collapse in under 12 parsecs.
Jaeherys
3 / 5 (2) Sep 22, 2011
"temporarily causing positive positive and -- attraction". Does like two plus signs apparently.

As a concluding statement, this theory is internally consistent relative to my own line of thinking and therefore I'm correct. Spread the word!
NotAsleep
not rated yet Sep 22, 2011
Did this come out a day late or was I just not paying enough attention this week?
omatranter
3 / 5 (4) Sep 22, 2011
CME Completely Mindless Explanations are at the core of Neutron Repulsion theory, much as the Suns core is made of Stable Repulsive Neutronium, its slow decay matches the decay of my mental faculties.

As my legion of Devotees swells, many have asked for me to become less anonymous, having thought hard about my lack of street cred, I had a daguerreotype of my visage created, and killing two birds with but one repulsive Neutron, it returns the vulgarity that the Illuminati played on me many years ago with that vile Einsteinian tongue poking at me and mocking my accomplishments.

Behold! in all my Neutron Repulsion recharging my Repulsive Neurons Glory. monkeyboys
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hard2grep
not rated yet Sep 22, 2011
am I to guess that the responders on this page are saying there is a solid core in the sun? The sun is a very large ball of plasma with enough energy to overcome the nuclear force. Neutronium, if you are referring to a dense clump of neutrons is the material of neutron stars. This is different than the sun because of the compression due to blow-off of the outer shell. Like diamonds being made, this gives gravity the upper hand. There is a radius around the center of all large bodies where the ratio of mass to density allows this to happen; kind of like a Schwartzchild radius but at the level of matter instead of radiation. I think that that "diamond" you are looking for can be found on earth in the man-made form of a Bose-Einstein condensate.
rubberman
3 / 5 (2) Sep 22, 2011
Welcome to Physorg H2G. I see you haven't met Oliver yet...when you do, come back to these posts. "IT'S GOLD JERRY,GOLD!!"
Birnleitner
not rated yet Sep 22, 2011
Incredibly Awesome!


x2!!!
Shock Therapy
1 / 5 (2) Sep 23, 2011
Exploding double layers. It's an Electric Sun and is explainable with plasma physics and electromagnetic forces. It's quite simple and elegant when the obvious is considered and hack science is disposed of.