Friday, August 31, 2012

SDO CME launch

A Large prominence that had rotated around from the edges of the sun as viewed from earth and SDO was actually a long filament of suspended plasma. The above picture is the  filament erupting from the surface due to hotter material being released below it. See it in motion...

The early days ,, a stable large prominence
A wide view,  , note the red matter is released
A closer view,

The CME launches through the SOHO C2 and C3 imagers.


image data courtesy of Helioviewer/SDO/NASA and LASCO/SOHO/NRL