Aurora Bo­re­alis cap­tured in Es­to­nia.

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Be­low: On Au­gust 31, 2012 a long fil­a­ment of so­lar ma­te­rial that had been hov­er­ing in the sun’s at­mos­phere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coro­nal mass ejec­tion, or CME, trav­eled at over 900 miles per sec­ond. The CME did not travel di­rectly to­ward Earth, but did con­nect with Earth’s mag­netic en­vi­ron­ment, or mag­ne­to­sphere, caus­ing aurora to ap­pear on the night of Mon­day, September 3. The image be­low in­cludes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME com­pared to the size of Earth.

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