coronal mass ejection - definition and synonyms

noun astronomy

or CME

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a large eruption of plasma from the sun. It can interfere with the Earth's surface, e.g. by disrupting navigation devices.

    There had been fears that this "coronal mass ejection" could wreak havoc with satellites or power grids on Earth.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/04/2016