One hour of a coronal mass ejection
March 31, 2003
One hour of a coronal mass ejection on Feb. 26-27, 2000 taken by EIT 195Å. A CME blasts into space a billion tons of particles travelling millions of miles an hour. This particular CME led to the "lightbulb- shaped" images seen by LASCO's C2 and C3 instruments on Feb. 27th and featured on our "Hot Shots" page.
Topics: Sun, Space plasmas, Plasma physics, LASCO Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph, Coronal mass ejection, Corona