View Full Version : Solar Tsunami

2006-Dec-10, 01:51 AM
A major flare on the Sun earlier this week generated what scientists are calling a solar tsunami.

The tsunami-like shock wave, formally called a Moreton wave, rolled across the hot surface, destroying two visible filaments of cool gas on opposite sides of the visible face of the Sun.

Astronomers using a prototype of a new solar telescope in New Mexico recorded the action.


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2006-Dec-22, 05:15 PM
I wonder what it would have looked like on the surface.

Peter Wilson
2006-Dec-22, 08:59 PM
Fortunately, no one was on the sun when the tsunami occured...