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NASA SDO – Graceful Eruption, March 16, 2013

March 26, 2013

A solar prominence began to bow out and the broke apart in a graceful, floating style during a little less than four hours of March 16, 2013). The sequence was captured in extreme ultraviolet light. A large cloud of the particles appeared to hover further out above the surface before it faded away.

Credit: NASA SDO