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Enormous X-ray Solar Flare seen by SOHO

Enormous X-ray Solar Flare seen by SOHO

Date: 27 October 2003
Satellite: SOHO
Depicts: Sequence of EIT images
Copyright: ESA

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
31-Jan-2023 14:03 UT

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