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A beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection (CME) shot off the east limb (left side) of the sun on April 16, 2012. Such eruptions are often associated with solar flares, and in this case an M1 class (medium-sized) flare occurred at the same time, peaking at 1:45 PM EDT. The CME was not aimed toward Earth. This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010962/index.html Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast: ?http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f00?04_index.html? Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on facebook: ?http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC? Or find us on Twitter: ?http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard
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