APOD: Leaning Tower, Active Sun (2022 Apr 01)

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APOD: Leaning Tower, Active Sun (2022 Apr 01)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:06 am

Image Leaning Tower, Active Sun

Explanation: The natural filter of a hazy atmosphere offered this recognizable architecture and sunset view on March 27. Dark against the solar disk, large sunspots in solar active regions 2975 and 2976 are wedged between the Duomo of Pisa and its famous Leaning Tower. Only one day later, Sun-staring spacecraft watched active region 2975 unleash a frenzy of solar flares along with two coronal mass ejections. The largest impacted the magnetosphere on March 31 triggering a geomagnetic storm and aurorae in high-latitude night skies. On March 30, active region 2975 erupted again with a powerful X-class solar flare that caused a temporary radio blackout on planet Earth.

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Re: APOD: Leaning Tower, Active Sun (2022 Apr 01)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:52 am

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The Sun does rise; and the Sun does set; but it's the rotating
Earth that makes it so!
Pisa; reminds me of Pizza; Yum! Sun could be a big pizza pie! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Leaning Tower, Active Sun (2022 Apr 01)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:01 pm

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Mercury really gets blasted by solar radiation!
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