M-FLARE: Big sunspot AR1967 unleashed a strong M6-class solar flare on Jan. 30th at approximately 1617 UTC. The explosion, which may be seen at the end of this movie of today's solar eclipse, hurled a CME into space. Radio emissions from shock waves preceding the CME suggest that it could be leaving the sun faster than 2100 TRANSIT OF THE SUN: The Moon has just finished eclipsing the sun. No, you didn't miss it. The "lunar transit" was only visible from space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the whole thing from Earth EruptionA moderately strong solar flare reaching was observed around sunspot 1967 at 16:11 UTC Thursday. The eruption may have produced a coronal mass ejection (CME) based on the latest SDO imagery. A type II radio emission with a velocity of 2161 km/s was detected. Because the sunspot is still not in a good geoeffective position, it is likely that most of the ejected material would be directed away from : Type II Radio EmissionBegin Time: 2014 Jan 30 1601 UTCEstimated Velocity: 2161 km/sDescription: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare These pictures are from NASA, and Were taken from the AIA instrument of the satellite SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory), with a wavelength of 304 Angstroms. This movie was produced by helioviewer USE STATEMENTThis site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright accordance with Title 17 Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

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