Check Out The Sun’s Coronal Rain

Posted by on February 21, 2013
Coronal Rain

Here’s some pretty incredible footage of an eruption on the Sun that occurred on July 19, 2012, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. This one came with the works: a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection, and (this is the cool part) coronal rain.

The charged plasma just kind of “trickles” down the lines of the magnetic fields, hence coronal rain. And at the 1:06 mark of the video, you can see a small representation of Earth to scale, showing just how big this stuff is.

Source: Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun [HD]


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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.