Big Boomers (June 28, 2013)
Hi-res TIF (4.1M)
The STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft observed two large coronal mass ejections (CMEs) erupt into space in less than a day (June 23-24, 2013). The front edge of the first CME presented a bending motion up and to the left. Before that was out of the field of view, a second CME, more bulbous in shape, heading down and to the right. Together, they suggest that powerful and frequent solar storms are not hard to find these days as the Sun is likely near its maximum period of activity.
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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