Reaching Out (July 26, 2013)
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An eruption of slightly cooler material in conjunction with a coronal mass ejection observed by the STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft broke into two strands that appeared to reach as they stretched and eventually disappeared above the Sun (July 21-22, 2103). The active region from which it originated was facing directly towards the spacecraft at the time. The video covers about 12 hours of activity. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme UV light.
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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