posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by westcoast
A solar flare is a burst of electromagnetic radiation; a flash of light, radio, x-rays, etc.
CMEs are often, but not always associated with flares.
In this case, judging from the view from STEREO B, the CME probably occurred well around the right limb of the Sun. This would explain why there was
no flare observed in association with the CME. It would also mean that the CME did not occur on the part of the Sun facing C/2012 S1 (which is
currently on "our" side of the Sun).
The planet above the comet is Jupiter, also
on "our" side of the Sun. You need to have a 3D perspective on it. The CME was not directed at the comet.
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