May 20, 2013

Coronal Mass Ejection on May 17, 2013

This video shows the coronal mass ejection (CME) that occurred on May 17, 2013 at 5:24 a.m. EDT. This is a combination of two satellite views, showing both the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. The center image shows the sun in UV light, as captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO. The red and larger blue area are further out in the sun’s corona as seen by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. The CME appears and expands from the center left. The white dot on the far left is the planet Mars.

credit: NASA

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