Watch This 4K Footage Of A Big Filament Eruption On Sun Triggering A Long Duration Flare

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a magnetic filament erupting on the Sun. The filament was "connected to sunspot AR3229" triggered a long duration M3-class flare and resulting coronal mass ejection had 'Earth-directed components," according to Space Weather.

Credit: NASA/SDO/Helioviewer| edited by Steve Spaleta
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