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C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [Detail] | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [Detail]

NASA image release Sept 9, 2010


Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept. 8, the active region erupted, producing a solar flare and a fantastic prominence. The eruption also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection into space. The eruption was not directed toward any planets.


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This is a snapshot of the prominence.


Credit: NASA/SDO


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Uploaded on September 9, 2010