Solar events

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Released

15/09/2017

Length

00:00:22

Copyright

SOHO (ESA & NASA)

Description

This movie comprises images recorded with the LASCO coronagraph on board the ESA/NASA SOHO spacecraft.

The movie includes images taken after 7 September, leading up to the coronal mass ejection (CME) event that occurred on 10 September. The big CME is close to the end of the movie, with the solar protons − a flood of subatomic particles − disturbing the images very soon after the CME.

The movie shows the outer corona, and these images are used to estimate the CME speed and direction.

More information on this event via 'Solar antics'.

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