Enormous X-ray Solar Flare seen by SOHO
Date: 27 October 2003
Depicts: Sequence of EIT images
On 28 October 2003, the Sun released a coronal mass ejection of immense proportions which travelled in the direction of Earth. Bigger than the Sun itself, it hurtled towards Earth at a speed of over 2000 kilometres per second - five times the normal speed of the solar wind.
Last Update: 1 September 2019