Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Your 'tax dollars at work' have produced a wonderful website on which NASA posts a daily picture of the day. 

The post for March 7, 2011 was truly amazing and a 'must see'.

What is it?

Well, it is a brief but awesome 16 second video (which is actually a condensed time lapse video taken over a span of 90 minutes) of a solar eruption.

That in itself would be amazing but in 16 seconds (though you will want to replay this one several times), you will see a Truly Massive Solar Eruption.

It is so Massive that the entire earth would fit under the eruption.

The entire earth !!!

Wow, now that is BIG!

Be sure to not only view the video but also read the Explanation posted below the video box.  HERE'S THE LINK.