The source is the Sun,|
Quiescent and active,
Features appearing and changing
In minutes to years.
Internal forces erupting and driving
The solar dynamo.
Light and heat to stir life on Earth;
A solar wind to caress the planets.
Huge explosions driving forth
Great clouds of plasma,
Travelling the vast expanse of space,
Creating aurora and magnetic storms.
Huge flares: light, X-rays,
And bursts of radio energy;
A thunderous crashing of static,
Disrupting communications and navigation.
Energetic and deadly,
Pursuing paths to prescribe
Our tentative forays into the final frontier.