The star at the heart of our solar system has released threeX-class solar flares (the most powerful class of flares) and their associated waves of charged particles in the past 24 hours. Luckily for us, they have been pointed away from Earth, as seen in the upper left of the video above from NASA.
NASA’s SDO and SOHO satellites captured the explosive magnetic arcs and bursts of plasma in stunning form in the video, which is full-screen worthy. By viewing the sun through different wavelength filters (the colored angstrom filters you see above) we can zoom in on activity happening at different temperatures and involving different ionized elements from hydrogen to iron.
This happens as the sun ramps up for its predicted 11-year solar maximum later in 2013. Wear your sun(plasma)block!
Don’t you wish there was sound in space so you could hear these things? Sigh.
But, love the space-y sound track they used.
good, now i can blame the weird day on the sun! at least they were point away frum Eart
I’m so happy to say that we’ve just finished a new album! It is titled “lousy with sylvianbriar”. We recorded it in my home studio on a 24 track tape machine. It is pretty different from Paralytic Stalks. Definitely more G Parsons than K Penderecki this time around. I wrote most of the songs…
new of montreal
Stare at the +
what do you see?
or think you see?
"Art cannot be modern," said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. "Art is primordially eternal." I love that idea. Not all of the artifacts called "art" fit that scrupulous definition, of course. Katy Perry’s music and the film Wreck It Ralph may have some entertainment value, but they’re not primordially eternal. I bring this up, Aries, because I think you have entered a particularly wild and timeless phase of your own development. Whether or not you are literally an artist, you have a mandate to create your life story as a primordially eternal work of art.
from freewillastrology.com rob brezsny
Salvador Dali at a book signing, taken with a fisheye lens, by Philippe Halsman, 1963.
Happy Chinese & Tet New Year!
i want to see my people lifted up.
i want to end the time of looking down.
everyone, an overflowing cup.
everyone, like trees, bestowed a crown.
the tide is going down to create room
to synthesize our living with our mind
a womb, a zoom, a countenance, the loom…
infinity, prepared by those who’ve dined.
i can’t express how much i want you there
flying to the clouds over the sea
reaching mountains wise, for those who dare
you don’t hear Him, can you at least hear Me?
passivity suborned is the Olde “choice.”
to make love real, we’ve got to use our voice.
The Galactic Glory of NGC 2280
Your Majesty KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ (RAMA IX)
King of Thailand
5th of December
from Tumblr ASEAN