The Next Big Solar Explosion Could Come From A Huge Rotating Filament

The next big solar explosion could emanate a huge filament of magnetism rotating over the sun’s southeastern limb.

This 350,000 km long tendril of plasma is held suspended above the surface of the sun by magnetic forces… Imagine if it starts erupting…

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

If it becomes unstable and erupts, it could hurl parts of itself into space. Pieces of the filament falling back to the solar surface would explode upon impact, creating one or more Hyder flares.

This video shows the new incoming sunspot (flipped 90 degrees to north) tied to a massive filament plasma rope:

Astronomers with backyard solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor the structure as it turns toward Earth. A photogenic explosion may be in the offing.

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