SOHO Pick of the Week: Earth-directed coronal mass ejection on 9 Oct 2001

Status Report From: SOHO Picture of the week
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2001

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  • A 'full-halo' coronal mass ejection (CME) explodes toward the Earth at about 1000 km/s. The images taken by the LASCO C3 instrument show the expanding cloud of particles in visible light. The charged particles may strike the Earth's magnetosphere as early as Oct. 11th.

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