Sunday, February 26, 2012


Full disk view of magnetic solar filament erupting during the early hours of February 24, 2012. A coronal mass ejections (CME) directed toward Earth accompanied the filament eruption. This video was taken by the Solar Dynamic Observatory in extreme ultraviolet wavelength (304 angstrom).
According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud should reach Earth today, Feb. 26th around 1330 UT, followed by Mars two days later.

We love to observe the sun, whether we have very expensive telescopes or just a simple mirror to reflect the sun onto a sheet of paper and watch the sunspots, sunflares,solar eclipses and if you're lucky that day even a coronal mass ejection. Since the beginning of pre-historic man and his awareness of this life giving globe in our skies, man always marvelled at this wonder that gives us warmth, makes trees, shrubberies and flowers come to life and from those very early observations many stories evolved, known today as myths.
Ra (or Re) was known as the sun-god and the creator in ancient Egypt. He took on many forms, each depending on where he was. Usually Ra was portrayed with a hawk head, wearing a fiery disk like the Sun on his head. In the Underworld, the god took the form of a ram-head.
Ra was the creator of our world. In the beginning of time, an egg rose from the water. Once out of his shell, Ra had two children who became the atmosphere and clouds. They in turn had more children, Geb and Nut, who became the Earth and the stars. They in turn had two sons, Seth and Osiris, the father of Horus.
Ra cried one day, and humans were made from his tears. He also created the four seasons for the Nile, a very important river in Egypt. Ra combines with Horus to form Ra-Harakhte, god of the Sun and the heavens.

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