Flares and Solar Storms Galore
July 10, 2012
The Sun erupted with numerous M-class (medium) flares over a four-day period (July 2-6, 2012), sending substantial, bulbous clouds of particles into space. In this combination of the Sun, seen in extreme UV light by SDO, and its corona, observed by SOHO's C2 coronagraph, we can watch both the activity near the surface and the resultant clouds as they are propelled into space. The powerful Active Region 1515 has been the major producer of these storms and it is likely not done yet.
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