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Question about Solar Filament

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Hey everyone, so i saw this tweet from someone and I had some questions.

Now this guy has made some hyperbolic statements in the past before, including one that I posted about on this forum. But I was just curious about filament eruptions because I don't know much about them. Could someone tell me some basics about them and some thoughts on this filament in particular.

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It isn't quite just one solar filament there. It is multiple. Two of them had erupted a little over a day prior to his image, so off the bat the image isn't 100% correct.

Like solar flares, filaments can erupt any time at random.

Some significant filament eruptions can come close to or reach the X-Ray M-class range. In solar imagery after they launch the region can sort of look like a really long solar flare.

This may be the most commonly shown solar filament eruption from 2012 as an example,


Others may have more info to share.


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