And One for the Road (February 8, 2013)
Hi-res TIF (2.2M)
An active region triggered two eruptions that followed each other over the course of a few hours (Feb. 5-6, 2013), involving two smaller flares and two coronal mass ejections. The two particle clouds were last seen heading off northeastward (toward the upper left) from the Sun. In the LASCO C3 coronagraph frames the Sun is represented by the white small circle in the middle of the blue occulting disk.
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.