Last week, the Sun barfed out an enormous jet of plasma that extended eight million miles into space like some kind of epic stellar flamethrower.
By Becky Ferreira|MOTHERBOARD
The event, known as a solar prominence, went down between April 28 and April 29. Fortunately for everyone, astronomers caught the whole thing on camera using NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the joint ESA/NASA satellite ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
The below video, compiled by astronomer Karl Battams, shows the colossal eruption from the perspective of both spacecraft, across many wavelengths, distances, and angles.