25 May 2019 - Mission Day: 8576 - DOY: 145
Pick of The Week

Sequential Bursts (April 25, 2014)

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A single active region on the Sun ejected at least half a dozen bursts of plasma, several of clouds of which could be seen spreading across parts of the solar surface over two days (Apr. 19-21, 2014). These coronal mass ejections headed out into space as well, but in this movie from the ultraviolet imager on the STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft, we can see them spread out like a curtain above the Sun's surface. Remember that since STEREO is currently positioned to observe the far side of the Sun, these bursts would not be heading towards Earth. Credit: STEREO/NASA.


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