Erupting Prominence and CME (November 26, 2012)
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An erupting prominence associated with a coronal mass ejection blasted into space over a one-day period (Nov. 18-19, 2012) as seen in the LASCO C3 instrument from SOHO. The eruption displayed the bulbous shape typical of many CMEs, with each 'foot' of the expanding structure anchored in magnetic fields of opposite polarity on the Sun's surface.
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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