Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunspot goes bang!

Sunspot goes bang as seen in SDO imagers 20111109-13:17 bang!
A cold filament is launched, to be come the body of CME material, as a sunspot erupts and plasma loops reload.
This image is from the latest SDO data available through Helioviewer.
Here is an big picture view using SOHO C2 and C3 data that show the progression of the CME outwards from the event, over four hours.

Other interesting consecutive helioviewer sequences showing loops reloading.
The other big CME in 2011 June is seen here