Quick Solar Outburst

A small eruption blew a bright, disjointed stream of plasma into space (Oct. 18, 2017). The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the sun. Images from SOHO’s coronagraph instruments show a bright loop of material heading away from the sun near this same area. The picture is taken in extreme ultraviolet light.

There is a strong Aurora forecast for the next day or two due to an active time on our sun. Please enjoy the view if you’re in the right place and share your Aurora photos with us!