24 October 2021 - Mission Day: 9459 - DOY: 297
Pick of The Week

Sputtering Spot (September 10, 2010)

Hi-res TIF image (1.1M)

Quicktime Movie: Small (5.6M)
MPEG Movie (8.4M)

A very busy active region popped off about ten blasts of solar material over a two-day period (Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2010). With this composited image and movie three instruments on the STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft, we can see the flares and coronal mass ejections occur on the Sun (in extreme UV light), then follow the clouds of particles as they expand in the lower corona (with the COR1 instrument) and further out into space (with the COR2 instrument).

Hi-res TIF image (1.1M)

Quicktime Movie: Small (2.3M)
MPEG Movie (7.0M)

Since these storms were on the far side of the Sun, they did not produce any effects on Earth. However, solar rotation will bring this active region into view of us at Earth sometime about September 10 or 11. The two sets of movies show all three instruments in one or a closer view of just Sun with the COR 1 instrument.


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.

If your institution would also like to receive the same Weekly Pick from us for display (usually in Photoshop or QuickTime format), please send your inquiry to steele.hill@gsfc.nasa.gov.


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