Filament Burst

A bright solar prominence rose up from the Sun and twisted around in about a six-hour period (Apr. 21, 2015). While some of the material broke away into space, much of it fell back into the Sun. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. At its greatest height, the plume extended out many times the size of Earth, allowing numerous amateur astronomers to observe this event with their solar telescopes. Credit: NASA/SDO

Posted by NASA Goddard on Monday, April 27, 2015


NASA captured incredible video of the sun ejecting a plume of plasma that was “many times the size of Earth.”

The plume was spotted April 21 using a telescope, and the video was shot over a six-hour period.


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NASA Goddard wrote on Facebook:

While some of the material broke away into space, much of it fell back into the Sun.

The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

At its greatest height, the plume extended out many times the size of Earth, allowing numerous amateur astronomers to observe this event with their solar telescopes.


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