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Sun: coronal mass ejection seen by SOHO

auteur: Nasa/ESA/Soho/Lasco/Novapix

référence: a-sol02-02005

Image Size 300 DPI: 21 * 18 cm

A large coronal mass ejection ejects a cloud of particles into space on 5 December 2003. In this composite an EIT 304 image of the sun from about the same time has been appropriately scaled and superimposed on a LASCO C2 image where a red occulting disk can be seen extending around the Sun. This LASCO coronagraph instrument allows details in the corona to be observed.

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2003 - ASTRONOMY - COMPOSITE - CORONOGRAPH - ERUPTION - LASCO - SOHO - SOLAR CORONA - SOLAR FLARE - STAR - SUN -