This was SDO’s view of a large solar prominence eruption near the Sun’s eastern limb that occurred earlier this morning. Earth is used as a scale.
Here’s a video of the eruption:
Here is an alternative video:
Sunspot AR2158 unleashed an X1.6 class solar flare today. The pic above was created from four separate photogenic frames at different times from the video below and look at the area around sunspot AR2158. Earth is used as a scale. The pic looks at the sun in the 304, 171, 131, and 335 Angstrom wavelengths of light.
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Here’s a video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that the sun unleashed right after the X class solar flare.
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Here’s a composite image of the sun just before the X class solar flare reached its maximum intensity level.
Photo credits: NASA/SDO
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Link to the 1080p HD video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAETgtGSfMo
Edit: The lunar transit is over. A video will be posted soon.
Today, between 10:57-11:42 a.m. EDT, you will be able to see a brief lunar transit via NASA’s SDO. The lunar transit is not visible anywhere on Earth except from the perspective of SDO. The moon will cover a small portion near the sun’s southwestern limb.
You can watch the lunar transit as it happens in the SDO images below.
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This was the view from NASA’s SDO of the nearly spotless solar disk on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Sunspot active region 2113 was visible but it was too tiny to appear in the above image and video.