Sequential Bursts (June 12, 2014)
Hi-res TIF (2.2M)
The Sun unleashed two bursts of plasma over a two-day period that were remarkably similar in position and shape (June 3-5, 2014). The bulbous eruptions were observed by SOHO's C3 coronagraph. The two "feet" of the source of the expanding clouds are rooted in regions of opposite magnetic polarity on the Sun's surface. In these images the Sun, represented by the small, white circle in the upper right, is blocked by the blue occulting disk so that we can see the fainter structures beyond that disk.
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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