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SDO Sees Massive Filament Eruption

4 Sep 2012, 19:19 UTC
SDO Sees Massive Filament Eruption Image Courtesy of David Cartier, Sr.

On September 1, 2012, a long, whip-like filament erupted on the sun. The eruption, called a coronal mass ejection, caused aurora near Earth on September 3.

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