Filament eruption caught on video

NASA video shows eruption on the Sun; cloud of radiation hits Earth today

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has released a video showing a filament eruption on August 31st.

The video shows all the action in dramatic detail in extreme ultraviolet light, with the red Sun segment covering almost 3 hours.

The NOAA spaceweather prediction center estimates that a cloud of radiation from the eruption will reach Earth today. But fear not, the radiation cloud will only create a minor to moderate geomagnetic storm.

Long filaments like this one have been known to collapse with explosive results when they hit the stellar surface below.

This video shows all the action:

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