Photography can capture the most beautiful of happenings. On March 17, a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit the Earth's magnetic field and photographer Göran Strand was there to capture it in all its stunning glory. Two days earlier, sunspot AR1692 had produced a M1-class solar flare that resulted in the CME that hit Earth.
This time-lapse video showcases what happened during four hours over Östersund in Sweden, between 19:20 and 23:35 UT. The time-lapse video consists of 2464 RAW images for a total data amount of 30GB. The photo of the Sun is a hydrogen alpha mosaic that Göran created from 10 images that was captured on March 16.
This is an absolutely awe-inspiring watch, that makes it hard to believe that happenings such as this even occur. We're lucky to have creatives such as Göran to capture the moment for us.
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