Magnificent Sun Eruption in Spectacular HD

Magnificent Sun Eruption in Spectacular HD
September 06, 2012

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On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the sun at over 900 miles per second. This movie shows the ejection from a variety of viewpoints as captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and the joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

This video is public domain and can be downloaded HERE

Below is an image of the filament eruption that includes a scale model of Earth.