How Big is a CME?

This big!

AIA 304 image of the April 16, 2012 CME with Earth inserted to scale. (NASA/SDO/J. Major)

The M1.7-class flare that erupted from active region 1461 on Monday, April 16 let loose an enormous coronal mass ejection many, many times the size of Earth — and I for one was glad that our planet was safely tucked out of aim at the time… and 93 million miles away!

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 19, 2012, in Earth, sun and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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