The sun unleashed a massive solar storm today (June 7) in a dazzling eruption that kicked up a vast cloud of magnetic plasma that appeared to rain back down over half of the sun's entire surface, NASA scientists say.
The solar storm hit its peak at about 2:41 a.m. EDT (0641 GMT), but the actual flare extended over a three-hour period, said C. Alex Young, a solar astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who runs a website called The Sun Today, in a video describing the event.
Yeah, sure. Well mister smarty-pantses, Al Gore just happened to be up at 2:41 this morning and guess what? He looked outside and it was still night time! The sun was still asleep when this so-called event happened. So don't try to tell us that there was a storm on the sun; and certainly don't tell us that the sun has anything to do with the climate.