Happy Sun Day!
Published by NASAexplorer
September 5, 2012
On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT.
The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled away from the Sun at over 900 miles per second. This movie shows the ejection from a variety of viewpoints as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and the joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: : http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11095
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A massive erection or do I mean eruption. Thanks to NASA for this, but the soundtrack is awful, truly awful.