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SOHO Captures CME From X5.4 Solar Flare

March 7, 2012

The Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured this movie of the sun’s coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with an X5.4 solar flare on the evening of March 6, 2012. The extremely fast and energetic solar particles associated with the solar flare caused the ‘noise’ at the end of the movie.  credit:  NASA