Side-by-side CMEs (July 5, 2013)
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Two CMEs (coronal mass ejections) expanded side-by-side into space in less than a day (July 1-2, 2013). The first and smaller of the two slowly emerged directly above the Sun. The second and much larger, faster event, which was apparently triggered by a filament eruption, blossomed out to the left. Neither one was expected to have any impact on Earth. In these coronagraphs, a disk covers the Sun, which is represented by the white circle.
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