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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.

 

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

 

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Uploaded on September 9, 2010