As Seen by SDO: The Carrington-Class CME of 2012

  • Released Wednesday, July 23, 2014

While SDO did not have a direct view of the region which launched the large coronal mass ejection (CME) of July 23, 2012, it still managed to catch a glimpse of the solar plasma as it launched into space.

The eruption becomes visible at timestamp 02:14:24 UTC in the lower right side of the movies below.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.


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