A fortunate turn of events
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Caption: While SOHO was in Coarse Roll Pointing mode during the weekend following ESR 14, the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) was observing in a mode with higher-than-usual telemetry rate, due to the fact that the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument had its doors closed in anticipation of the spacecraft manoeuvres on Monday before returning SOHO to its Normal Mode.
During this time period, the Sun showed off some magnificent fireworks, captured in the images and movies featured above. We will let the movies speak for themselves, but we should point out that the full sequence contains a very wide range of solar events.
Instrument: EIT (Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope); Taken: January 8, 2000, 02:40 UT - January 10, 2000, 14:56 UT