C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010
On Sept. 8, active region 1105 erupted, producing a C3-class solar flare (peak @ 2330 UT) and a fantastic prominence. Credit: NASA/SDO|
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Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept. 8, the active region erupted, producing a solar flare and a fantastic prominence. The eruption also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection into space. The eruption was not directed toward any planets.
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This is a snapshot of the prominence. Credit: NASA/SDO
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center