Prominence Burst (August 3, 2012)
Hi-res TIF (1.5M)
A substantial solar prominence rose and broke apart as it flung itself into space (July 27-28, 2012) as observed by the STEREO (Behind) spacecraft in extreme UV light. Soon after that, an active region near the Sun?s edge began spurting out at least 10 flares, one almost right after the other. All in all, it made for an interesting 36 hours of solar observing.
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.