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Sun Unleashes An M47 Class Flare
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Sun Unleashes An M4.7 Class Flare

May 11, 2012
The sun unleashed an M4.7 class flare at 8:32 EDT on May 9, 2012 as captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare was over quickly and there was no coronal mass ejection associated with it. This image is shown in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength that is typically colorized in teal and that provided the most detailed picture of this particular flare.

Credit: NASA/SDO