28 February 2024 - Mission Day: 10316 - DOY: 059
Pick of The Week

Blooming Eruption (July 6, 2012)

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A particularly beautiful prominence eruption observed by the STEREO-Ahead spacecraft by EUVI (in extreme UV light) and the COR1 coronagraph on 2 July 2012. The prominence eruption was associated with a strong M5.6 class (medium) flare at 10:52 UT. e video clip covers about six hours of activity. The eruption occurred on the Earth-facing side of the Sun, but missed Earth since it was directed towards the south.


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