August 31, 2012 Magnificent CME
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- Tom Bridgman
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On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, with a glancing blow. causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Karen Fox (ADNET)
- Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle)
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