Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (171 angstroms)
On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME). Much of the ejected material is much cooler (less than about 80,000K) and therefore appears dark against the brighter solar disk.
Material which does not reach solar escape velocity can be seen falling back and striking the solar surface, sometimes triggering smaller events.
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SDO AIA 171 (171 Filter)ID: 680Collected with AIA JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2011/06/07T06:00:00 - 2011/06/07T12:00:00
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