Firework Flare

  • Released Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
  • ID: 11605

This movie from NASA’s SDO shows a solar flare — the bright light on the left side of the sun — on July 8, 2014. An eruption of solar material can also be seen arcing up and away. After it left the sun, this became a coronal mass ejection, a giant cloud of solar material, headed toward Mars.

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  • Firework Flare (ID: 2014063)
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Will Duquette