A large solar filament, which was stretching more than 857 780 km (533 000 miles) last week, finally erupted at approximately 09:25 UTC on February 21, 2015.
— Dr. Tamitha Skov (@TamithaSkov) February 21, 2015
A partial halo CME (or sequence of CMEs) was later observed in SOHO LASCO coronagraph imagery emerging from the southwest. The filament erupted on the farside of the Sun, in the south central portion of the disk.
Featured image credit: NASA SDO/AIA 304, ESA/NASA LASCO C2/C3
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