The Not So Quiet Sun

(click on the photo to see the whole image)

From Apod:

Along with the erupting filaments and prominences, a small(!) solar flare spawned in the active region at the left was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME), a billion-ton cloud of energetic particles headed for planet Earth. Making the 93 million mile trip in only two days, the CME impacted Earth’s magnetosphere, triggering a geomagnetic storm and both northern and southern auroral displays.

From “Now I BecomeMyself” by May Sarton (I remembered the title as “Beyond Myself”, which is, I suspect, the same thing):

Now there is time and Time is young.
O, in this single hour I live
All of myself and do not move.
I, the pursued, who madly ran,
Stand still, stand still, and stop the sun!

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4 thoughts on “*Sun

  1. That’s incredibly striking. Great find 🙂

    1. Thanks, Rachel. That website has some amazing pics.

  2. Loving the juxtaposition of the picture and the poem – just fantastic. And I must read May Sarton – she has been on the list for heaven knows how long.

    1. Oh you should, Litlove. She’s such an interesting person.

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