CME: Exit Stage Right (March 18, 2011)
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A large coronal mass ejection (CME) roared out into space from an active region that had rotated out of view just days ago (Mar. 16, 2011). Had it been headed towards Earth, we would be on the lookout for bright aurora in a day or two. However, this blast was heading out to the right and will not impact Earth. The large blast was preceded earlier in the day by a smaller CME, likely from the same active region.
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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