Solar Storming with Some Halos (February 14, 2014)
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The Sun popped off several coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in a little over three days (Feb. 10-13, 2014). The last pair of these storms occurred in quick succession and appeared to be halo CMEs, in that the edge of the particle cloud expands around the Sun roughly in the shape of a circular halo. These storms were either heading in the general direction of Earth or in the opposite direction away from Earth. The composite images here combine the Sun in extreme UV light from SDO with the two visible light coronagraphs from SOHO.
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