Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) observed


A bright coronal mass ejection took place from the north-west limb yesterday.

The majority of the cloud is heading north as we will see on the CME prediction model.

However a glancing blow will be possible on February 22nd.

The CME prediction model has been updated by the Goddard Space Flight Center to include this Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).

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Sunspot update:

Sunspot region 1678 continues to grow in size and complexity. This region produced a C2 class solar flare peaking at 1051 UTC.

The animated GIF from SDO shows the rate of growth during the last 24 hours.


  1. what s the the bright object in the Stereo Ahead Cor 2 immage? A meteor headed for the sun?

    1. That would be the planet Mercury
      you can see what planets are being seen on STEREO here

      You can find this link at any time in our "Solar Q&A" Page, found in the above Tabs

  2. Good Stuff.

    Thank you for the Update!


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