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solar eruption

(sudden brightening of the Sun)

A solar eruption is an eruption of material out of the Sun during a solar flare which is a brightening of a portion of the Sun. Other stars also flare (stellar flares). A flare spray is a type of high-velocity solar eruption.

A prominence eruption is the break-up of a solar prominence, a loop-shaped feature extending from the Sun's surface.


(Sun,event type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eruption
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_prominence

Referenced by pages:
Carrington event
775 AD event
solar storm
space weather
Sun surface features
suprathermal
Van Allen belts

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