Sun  ID: 10962

Big Blast—April 16th Flare and CME

A beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection (CME) shot off the east limb (left side) of the sun on April 16, 2012. Such eruptions are often associated with solar flares, and in this case an M1 class (medium-sized) flare occurred at the same time, peaking at 1:45 PM EDT. The CME was not aimed toward Earth.

For full 4k frames of the April 15 small eruption and April 16 large eruption go here.




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