Amazing Sun – Solar Flares, CME’s & Coronal Loops

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Sun Update: http://www.solarham.net/
Limb Eruption
An eruption Thursday evening just beyond the east limb, generated a bright coronal mass ejection that became visible in the latest STEREO Ahead COR2 imagery. Although still behind the limb, the flare measured C6.2 peaking at 21:39, but may have actually been even stronger due to the location out of direct Earth view. The blast looks to have been centered around old regions 1936 or 1940 from the previous rotation. What is left of the active regions will begin to rotate into view during the next 24-48 hours. The CME is directed away from Earth.

A number of C-Class flares were observed, including a C6.2 at 21:39 UTC Thursday evening, and C6.0 at 09:23 UTC early Friday morning. The activity looks to be the result of old regions 1936/1940 from the previous rotation

These pictures are from NASA, and Were taken from the AIA instrument of the satellite SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory), with a wavelength of 304 Angstroms. This movie was produced by helioviewer org.

Music Credits: David O’Brien, Gareth Johnson – “Stratosphere”

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