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Solar Shakin' and Bakin' (May 28, 2002)

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  • This image series over a six and a half-hour period on May 21-22, 2002 shows a series of at least three separate coronal mass ejections (CMEs) exploding out from the Sun. The images taken by the LASCO C3 instrument show the expanding cloud of particles in visible light. The video clip which begins at 9:12 UT shows another earlier CME beginning around 14:42 UT. These events all originated from the Earth-side of the Sun, and a shock wave from a CME struck the Earth early on May 23, about a day later.

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