May 2, 2013

Sun’s Ginormous Mass Ejection Video

Sun’s ginormous mass ejection video captured by NASA in extreme ultraviolet.

The beautiful corona mass ejection photo above and the video where you can see the ginormous mass wave moving across the Sun.


A corona mass ejection (CME) erupted from just around the edge of the sun on May 1, 2013, in a gigantic rolling wave. CMEs can shoot over a billion tons of particles into space at over a million miles per hour. This CME occurred on the sun’s limb and is not headed toward Earth. The video, taken in extreme ultraviolet light by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), covers about two and a half hours.