The Sun: A Closer Look

On 31 August, 2012, a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, travelled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly towards the Earth, but did connect with the Earth's magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. Image credit: via Wikimedia Commons
Sophie Clarke

Sophie Clarke

Sophia Clarke is studying Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow University

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