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EUREKA! Lightbulb-Shaped Solar Eruption

August 30, 2012

Giving new meaning to the phrase “a bright idea”, SOHO’s LASCO C2 instrument captures a CME shaped like an incandescent light bulb. The video covers just a few hours on August 20, 2012. NOTE: Video loops 4 times. Credit: SOHO (ESA & NASA)