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Two Powerful Coronal Mass Ejections (November 18, 2011)


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Two significant coronal mass ejections (CMEs) occurred in less than two days (Nov. 12-14, 2011) as observed by STEREO's Ahead COR 2 coronagraph.  The first event is a halo CME event in that the leading edge of the particle cloud expanded in an arc around the Sun.  The cloud was headed right towards the Ahead spacecraft.  In the second, larger event the bright cloud is heading out into space and away from Earth.  The Sun, represented by the white circle, is blocked out by a black disk so that faint features in the corona can be observed. The bright object moves into the field of view in the lower right is Mercury.

 

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