Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bobby Hebb, Singer of 60's Hit Sunny Died Day After Rare Sun Tsunami Blast Towards Earth

I'm sure I'm not the only one who noted Bobby Hebb, who sang the great hit "Sunny" from the 1960's died the day after the sun's awakening from a long slumber.

"Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet. 
The Sun's surface erupted early Sunday morning, shooting a wall of ionized atoms directly at Earth, scientists say. It is expected to create a geomagnetic storm and a spectacular light show -- and it could pose a threat to satellites in orbit, as well. 

"This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4," said Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time." - Solar Tsunami to Strike Earth

This rare event coincided with Bobby Hebb's passing at 72.  The sun's been quiet for over a decade without even sunspots.  What were the odds?  

A true artist!