Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (1700 angstroms)

  • Released Friday, July 1, 2011

On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME). At this wavelength, very little of the ejected material is visible. However, it is possible to see locations where some of the material is falling back and striking the solar surface.

This image sequence is captured at one minute intervals and designed to play synchronously with animations 3839 (171 Ångstroms), 3840 (211 Ångstroms) and 3838 (304 Ångstroms).


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This page was originally published on Friday, July 1, 2011.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:00 AM EDT.


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