Monday, April 29, 2013


A blast of particles flew out of the sun to the right on April 18-19, 2013. 

A coronal mass ejection (CME), associated with a solar flare, sent the cloud out from an active region at the sun’s edge. 

A secondary blast pointed a little lower followed.

This still frame from a video combines images from three instruments. 

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the sun’s blast. 

The frames combine with C2 (red) and C3 (blue) coronagraph images from SOHO.

Coronagraph images block out the sun to observe the corona. The strut that holds the disk that occults the Sun in C3 creates the diagonal black line.

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