Firework Flare

  • Released Wednesday, July 9, 2014
View full credits

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.

For More Information


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Release date

This page was originally published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.


This visualization is related to the following missions:


This visualization can be found in the following series:


This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes: