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A Solar Light Bulb? (August 24, 2012)


Hi-res TIF (2.7M)


Hi-res TIF (1.2M)

C3 Movies: QT ( 91M), QT (small) (3.6M), MPEG ( 12M), MPEG (small) (2.2M), MP4 (3.9M), M4V (1.2M)
C2 Movies: QT (2.3M), QT (small) (202K), MPEG (4.9M), MP4 (1.3M), M4V (368K)

The first of a series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) over three days (Aug. 20-22), this bulbous CME certainly resembles a light bulb. It has the thin outer edge and a bright, glowing core at its center. CMEs are often bulbous, but it has been years since we have seen one with the elements (pun intended) of a light bulb. The frames were taken by SOHO's LASCO C3 instrument.

 

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