Great view of CME as it Erupts from edge of Sun May 1, 2013


CME 5/1/2013

CME 5/1/2013

On May 1, 2013 SDO captured this video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) as it erupted from the edge of the Sun. The actual time of the video is about 2 1/2 hours. This CME is not directed at Earth and will not effect our space weather. This video was taken in the extreme ultraviolet.

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