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Sun Storms: Incredible Photos of Solar Flares

CME Accompanies X1.3 Solar flare

solar flares, solar eruptions

(Image credit: ESA&NASA/SOHO)

The X-class flare on April 24, 2014, was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection, or CME, that was captured in this crisp image by the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.