Coronal Mass Ejection Cloud
March 31, 2003
LASCO C2/C3 composite image series showing a CME cloud emerging from the Sun and an ensuing proton blast that struck the SOHO instrument on 5 November 1998. Protons accelerated to 10% the speed of light arrived at SOHO in about an hour, causing numerous bright points and streaks in the last two images.
Topics: Coronal mass ejection, Space plasmas, Plasma physics, Technology Internet, LASCO Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph, Corona, Sun