NASA’s high level of technology really amazes me, especially the stuff that NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) continues to put out is, Fascinating. Magnificent. Stunning…indeed, but Stunned would be the perfect word to describe this video. My capacity to think is left stunned, our Sun is seriously the most violently beautiful wonder of the universe. The music that goes along with this video, is the perfect soundtrack for that eruption!
On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, with a glancing blow. causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3 –NASA
Shot over three hours but sped up by NASA before it was released, the explosion shows a tentacle-like filament reaching 800,000km away from the sun’s surface –NineMSN