20 Jun 2020

Tsunami's from the Sun

Tsunami's from the Sun

Author: Hugh Bollinger  /  Categories: Archive Selection, Space  /  Rate this article:
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                                Solar tsunami (credit: NASA)

A gigantic tsunami-like shock waves are produced by Earth-sized sunspots.  According to NASA, a "solar tsunami", a Moreton Wave, spread at nearly one million kilometers per hour and can circle the Sun in a matter of minutes. A solar tsunami is launched by huge explosions near the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, and technically called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). They are super-hot at 60,000 degrees Celsius or 108,000F.

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