Huge Coronal Mass Ejection From The Sun
On July 6th, 2012 - a giant sunspot erupted, which produced a brief but potent X1.1-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:

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Coronal Mass Ejection animation
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