NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an astonishing and amazingly detailed images of a massive solar filament erupting out of the stellar surface.

NASA had discovered this filament (a kind of Solar Prominence) since early August this year and was watching it continuously since then. The filament finally erupted to a surprisingly large height, sharply at 2036 Hours GMT on August 31, 2012 (Friday).

Erupting Stellar Filament captured by NASA

Erupting Stellar Filament captured by NASA

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SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) which produced the spectacular video from the images, estimates the maximum height of eruption to be approximately 500,000 miles from stellar surface. The Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was ejected into space with a massive speed of about 900 miles per second. This ejaculation was however not pointed towards the earth but still it caused auroras in regions around Canada.

Aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada)

Aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada)


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Watch this outstanding spectacular video produced by NASA with the images captured during the stellar massive filament eruption. I am sure, it will be a never-seen-before moment for you.