Published on September 5th, 2012 | by James Ayre
Brilliant Half Million Mile Wide Sun 'Whip' Seen From Space
Filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory this new video shows a dramatic filament eruption that occurred on August 31st. Shot in the energy range of extreme ultraviolet light, the video shows a filament collapsing and exploding in brilliant style.
“The NOAA spaceweather prediction center estimates the resulting cloud of radiation reached the Earth on Sep. 3, and created only a minor to moderate geomagnetic storm.”
Image Credits: NASA/SDO; Reuters