Solar Flare or Coronal Mass Ejection? What's the Difference?

Presenter: NASA Goddard
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and flares are both solar events, but they are not the same. This video shows the differences between the two by highlighting specific features of each.

This video is public domain and is part of the UCARConnect topical feature web page on the Sun-Earth Connection at: http://UCARConnect.ucar.edu.

Topics:Education & Training, Sun and Space Weather
Audience:General public, Informal education, Elementary school, Upper elementary, Middle school, High school

Credit: Goddard Space Flight Center, Public Domain