ID: 11908

Arching Eruption

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of an eruption on the side of the sun over June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material traveling through space. This imagery is shown in the 304 angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, a wavelength that highlights material in the low parts of the sun’s atmosphere and that is typically colorized in red. The video clip covers about four hours of the event.

 

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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Karen Fox (ASI): Writer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
SDO

Goddard TV Tape:
G2015-054 -- Arching Eruption

Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> Coronal Mass Ejection
SVS >> Solar Flare
SVS >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona