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January 19, 2012 Solar Flare and CME

January 20, 2012

This video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a close-up of sunspot 1401 region as the flare erupts. The CME cloud lifting off is visible just past midway in the video. Across the top is a graph of corresponding X-ray measurements taken by the GOES 15 satellite.  credit:  NASA



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