Monster Solar Filament Launch and CME

  • Released Friday, June 18th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:17AM
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A large filament of plasma erupted from the Sun in late August 2012. It was a structure that had 'hovered' over the solar surface for some time before finally being launched.

Here are two views of the event - a fast version, illustrating more of the before and after configuration, sampled every 15 minutes; and a slow version, focused around the details of the actual eruption.

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