Aug. 31st Eruption on the Sun

This impressive image of a coronal mass ejection (CME) on the surface of the Sun was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Aug. 31, 2012. Click for all size options.

For more about SDO and its mission to image the Sun, see here.

For a video of this eruption, watch here:

 

(NASA/GSFC/SDO)

 

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