Fwd = More picturesque coronal mass ejections
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Originally from: Space Weather News <express@...>
Original Subject: More picturesque coronal mass ejections
Original Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 10:17:15
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Space Weather News for May 6, 2000
The wide field coronagraph on board the orbiting Solar and Heliospheric
Observatory recorded a series of dazzling coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on
May 5, 2000, with Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn in the background. These
eruptions apparently came from active sunspot groups that are just over the
Sun's western limb. CMEs like these, seen in profile, are unusually
This weekend the visible disk of the Sun is remarkably devoid of large
sunspots as we approach the peak of the sunspot cycle in mid-2000.
For more information and images please visit: http://www.spaceweather.com
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