I dreamt about the sun this morning. I´m sure that´s because of all the weird stuff I´ve been reading lately. There´s a theory on the conspiratorial news sites that I like reading. The theory is that there will be a huge CME – Cornal Mass Ejection soon. The thought is that this is what the huge 2012 event is going to be. It will be triggered by gravity pushing on the magnetic bubble created by the sun. These outside forces are supposed to make the sun act like a pressure cooker.I was thinking about this today after I read about Caleb Charland’s science photography earlier today. Especially when I saw his Circle with Matches. In my dream the sun was huge and brighter than usual so I used an index card to cover the main body of the sun. With it covered I could see smoky tentacles coming out of the sides.
I hunted for a bit and found an awesome page of photos of the sun on The Boston Globe´s The Big Picture. I adjusted one to look a little closer to the image I had in mind:
The coronal curls in my dream were much more energetic than this. But you get the idea.