The Sun blew out a coronal mass ejection along with part of a solar filament over a three-hour period (Feb. 24, 2015).
While some of the strands fell back into the Sun, a substantial part raced into space in a bright cloud of particles (as observed by the SOHO spacecraft). The activity was captured in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Because this occurred way over near the edge of the Sun, it was unlikely to have any effect on Earth.
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA
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