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ASI# 75593
 



Solar Flare Art Glass Award
       
Solar Flare  Item 2099

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A citrine orange glass is applied to a gather of clear and fused in an 1,800 degree furnace.

This collection of molten colors is reheated and threaded with a long string of transparent ruby then pressed in an optic mold.

Another reheat is applied before the molten combination is sheared and gathered over with a casing of clear glass.

The design is modeled on solar mass ejections, flowing arches and roiling hot plasma.

Large solar flares release the energy equivalent of 160 Billion Megatons of TNT.

The most powerful flare ever observed occurred on September 1, 1859.

The flare was visible to the naked-eye and produced auroras as far south as Hawaii.

The enormous amount of energy released set telegraph systems on fire.





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