Monster Solar Filament Launch and CME

  • Released Friday, June 18, 2021

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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This page was originally published on Friday, June 18, 2021.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:09 AM EDT.


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