Tuesday, August 3, 2010

La Canícula

We're right in the middle of the dog days of Summer, or as often referred to around these parts, la canícula. Well the Sun is out to prove just how hot it is capable of getting.

There has been a lot of recent activity on the Sun, and we should be able to see an impressive light show tonight!

Some scientists have even referred to this solar event as a tsunami because of the multiple waves of energy that were created by an "eruption of plasma" on the surface of the Sun.
Photo courtesy of NASA/AP

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