Sun unleashes a wide, but benign, coronal mass ejection

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ASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured this image of a particularly wide coronal mass ejection (CME) that erupted from the sun at 10:23 p.m. EDT on Sep. 27, 2012. The leading edge of the CME appears to wrap around over half of the entire sun as it moves out into space. (Credit: SOHO/ESA & NASA)