User highlight: back-sided eruption appears to cause a front-sided eruption


Helioviewer.org and YouTube user danielchangck found this event:

What happened? Well, there was an eruption on the back side of the Sun, that caused a propagating disturbance in the solar atmosphere. that appears to have triggered a prominence lift-off on the front-side of the Sun. This is a great example of how the high cadence, continuous observations from Solar Dynamics Observatory give us a much better view of how distant parts of the Sun can physically influence each other. We liked this event so much we made and uploaded some movies of our own. The lower cadence of these movies allows you to see the swaying of coronal material in response to the disturbance from the initial eruption.

Thanks to danielchangck for sharing this movie with other users of Helioviewer.org.

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  1. #1 by ota san on March 29, 2012 - 2:02 am

    Really really beautiful. The sun is astonishing – and your work (SDO/HV) is a bless for us.

  2. #2 by Nikola on March 29, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    ota san ,I join your words

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