Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (171 angstroms)

  • Released Friday, July 1, 2011
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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.

This image sequence is captured at one minute intervals and designed to play synchronously with animations 3838 (304 Ångstroms), 3840 (211 Ångstroms) and 3841 (1700 Ångstroms).



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This page was originally published on Friday, July 1, 2011.
This page was last updated on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 12:02 AM EST.


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