The Ever Active Sun

Take a look at this coronal mass ejection (CME) that the Sun set off on the 6th of December.

Filament breaking loose from the Sun - Image Courtesy of NASA

Be very happy that it wasn’t pointed in our general direction!  The filament extended over 435,000 miles (700,000 km). almost twice the distance between the Earth and Moon.

This video was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

Till next time.

RC Davison

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