June 2011 Solar Eruption (1 of 2) (video) Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Loading video... Caption This time-lapse movie shows a solar eruption that happened on June 7, 2011. At lower right, material blasts outward from the sun and then splashes down again, creating dramatic flashes of light when infalling blobs hit the solar surface. The images within this movie show light at a wavelength of 171 Angstroms, taken with NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit NASA / SDO / P. Testa (CfA) Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.