Several Far-side Blasts (March 7, 2014)
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Active regions on the far side of the Sun unleashed half a dozen coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in less than two days (Mar. 4-6, 2014). At times a cloud of particles from one event overlapped clouds from another, which made for a fine show. In these images the Sun, represented by the white circle, is blocked by a blue occulting disk so that we can observe the faint features beyond it.
SOHO began its Weekly Pick some time after sending a weekly image or video clip to the American Museum of Natural History (Rose Center) in New York City. There, the SOHO Weekly Pick is displayed with some annotations on a large plasma display.
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