Haunting image captures a million-mile plume from the sun: ScienceAlert

A photographer has captured a frighteningly beautiful image of a huge plume of plasma spiking out from the sun.

fiery filament, known as a Coronal mass ejection (CME), extending into space more than 1 million miles (1.6 million km) from the surface of the Sun, according to the photographer.

The photo was taken on September 24 by a professional photographer based in Arizona Andrew McCarthyand shared the amazing view on Reddit on September 25th in the subreddit r/space.

CME was part of a minor solar storm – Class G-1, the lowest class in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) geomagnetic storm Scale – pointed away from a landto me SpaceWeather.com.

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