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An Earth-directed CME (March 20, 2002)

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  • Image series over a five-hour period shows a coronal mass ejection (CME) exploding out from the Sun, mostly to the right. The images taken by the LASCO C3 instrument show the expanding cloud of particles in visible light. By the time this CME reached Earth two days later, it had expanded to over 50 million km wide. It did generate some auroral activity.

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