Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (SDO/HMI visible light)

  • Released Sunday, August 20, 2017
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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).

In this view in visible light seen by the SDO/HMI instrument, we can't even see the event. This view is provided as a comparison to how dramatic the event appears in extreme ultraviolet light, as seen in 3838 (304 Ångstroms), 3839 (171 Ångstroms), and 3840 (211 Ångstroms), near ultraviolet light, 3841 (1700 Ångstroms), presented a much less impressive event.


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This page was originally published on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
This page was last updated on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:06 AM EDT.


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