Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (304 angstroms)

  • Released Friday, July 1st, 2011
  • Updated Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 12:01AM
  • ID: 3838

On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME). Much of the ejected material is much cooler (less than about 80,000K) and therefore appears dark against the brighter solar disk.

Material which does not reach solar escape velocity can be seen falling back and striking the solar surface, sometimes triggering smaller events.

This image sequence is captured at one minute intervals and designed to play synchronously with animations 3839 (171 Ångstroms), 3840 (211 Ångstroms) and 3841 (1700 Ångstroms).



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