• Released Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11678

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Light and matter erupt from the sun.

This video shows a time-lapse view of the explosions in different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.

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The solar flare produced a flash of light (above) that lasted 25 minutes.

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Changes to the sun's magnetic fields, seen here as giant yellow arcs, triggered the explosions.

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A surge of solar material explodes off the sun's lower right limb in this image.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Video courtesy of NASA/SDO/S. Wiessinger
Images courtesy of NASA/SDO

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