Of a Hole in the Sun

From Space Weather:

A dark croissant-shaped hole has opened up in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind into space. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took this picture of the vast opening during the early hours of Jan. 30th:

 

Spaceweather.com

Live in high latitudes? Keep an eye on your night sky; the hole is the base of a solar wind from the sun, and may trigger auroras. Full details and a higher res image available at the link.

 

 

 

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