Bulbous Burst (March 21, 2014)
Hi-res TIF (1.8M)
The Sun blew out to its left a large, bulbous coronal mass ejection (Mar. 14, 2014). The arched shapes of the expanding loops in this coronal mass ejection are a telltale sign of their magnetic origin: the 'footpoints' of the loops at the solar surface are anchored in regions of opposite magnetic polarity. The video covers about one day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.