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© 2011 Hilda Perez

DID YOU KNOW: The sun rose two days early in Greenland this year! An example of coming change within the Sun’s activity and orbit and its effects from radiation and gravitational pull to earth, which will cause greater intensity in earth changes from volcano activity, earthquakes, tsunamis, climate changes, magnetic pull and polar reversal.

© 2011 Hilda Perez

The most powerful solar flare in four years exploded over the sun late Monday February 14, 2011, according to NASA.
Such so-called coronal mass ejections can pose radiation threats to astronauts and overwhelm Earth’s magnetic field, potentially disrupting satellite communications and power grids on the ground.
The most powerful explosions in the solar system, solar flares occur when magnetic field lines on the sun cross, cancel each other out, then reconnect. As the Sun reaches a peak in solar flare activity this year and into 2012, expect greater effects to the earth’s climate, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic activity.
These “explosive reconnections” release huge amounts energy as heat—in this case, a short blast measuring roughly 35 million degrees Fahrenheit (19 million degrees Celsius), according to physicist Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
Source: National Geographic Daily News

Check out SOHO, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, is a project of international collaboration between ESA and NASA to study the Sun from its deep core to the outer corona and the solar wind.