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Large filament erupts on the southeast quadrant of the Sun

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A large filament erupted on the southeast quadrant of the Sun during the early morning UTC hours of November 22, 2015. The eruption began at approximately 07:30 UTC and launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space.

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Although LASCO coronagraph imagery is still not available, it seems this CME will miss our planet or have a weak glancing blow at best.

LASCO C2 coronagraph image of the CME:

Image credit: NASA/ESA SOHO/LASCO C2

Featured image: Large filament erupts on November 22, 2015. Credit: NASA SDO/AIA 304.

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