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Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover.

Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover

IMAGE GALLERY

Composit of images of  the June 6, 2000 solar flare taken in white ligh tand ultraviolet (TRACE)
AURORA

A view of the aurora photographed by ISS astronaut Don Pettit in 2003 (Pettit: NASA)

NASA Fact

The fastest coronal mass ejection was recorded on August 4, 1972 and traveled from the sun to earth in 14.6 hours - a speed of nearly 10 million kilometers per hour!