C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [Detail]

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    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.

    View the video here: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4974878090

    To see a full disk view go here: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4975115754/

    This is a snapshot of the prominence.

    Credit: NASA/SDO

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

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