Amazing Hi-Def CME

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    A beautiful prominence eruption shot off the east limb (left side) of the sun on Monday, April 16, 2012. Such eruptions are often associated with solar flares, and in this case an M1 class (medium-sized) flare did occur at the same time, though it was not aimed toward Earth. This event, which is still in progress, was seen by NASA’s SDO satellite.

    View a video of this event here: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7084820027

    Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

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    1. isteigentlichegal [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

      wow

    2. apophisnico 25 months ago | reply

      so pretty but so scary!

    3. Unlucky_Alf [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot.

    4. VictoriaLima8 25 months ago | reply

      WOW! I love it! This is giving me goosebumps!

    5. JeromeG111 25 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo, great shot.....the power in such an event must be unimaginable.

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