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The August 31 2012 coronal mass ejection shown in four different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. It caused no disruption on earth, but did cause aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.
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.
The Comet in Queenstown, by Stuck in Customs
Aurora Borealis, Sweden by antonyspencer on Flickr.