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C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010
September 9, 2010
On Sept. 8, active region 1105 erupted, producing a C3-class solar flare (peak @ 2330 UT) and a fantastic prominence. Credit: NASA/SDO

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.

 

SDO captured this fantastic prominence associated with the Sept. 8 solar eruption of sunspot 1105. > View larger
This is a snapshot of the prominence. Credit: NASA/SDO

Susan Hendrix
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
, Greenbelt, Md.

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