Solar Filament Eruption – August 31, 2012

These images are from NASA; absolutely amazingly beautiful!  I feel so privileged to be part of a civilization and a scientific culture that can build the tools to collect these data, and I am fortunate to have the time and capacity to appreciate these… and I trust to pass the beauty and mystery on.  Enjoy.

The giant eruption is known as a Coronal Mass Ejection or CME. The CME ejected away from the Sun at 900 miles Per Second. These are the views from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO, Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory STEREO.

[Images from video: NASA/Goddard]


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