September 21, 2011

Sun Blasts 6 CMEs in 24 Hour Period

This movie from the chronograph on board the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), shows the sun’s atmosphere – the corona – from September 17 to September 20. The sun let loose with at least six coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from 7 PM ET on September 18, 2011 until 1 PM on September 19.  credit:  NASA

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