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Halo CME - 13 May 2005

Halo CME - 13 May 2005

Date: 13 May 2005
Satellite: SOHO
Depicts: Composite if SOHO observations of the 13 May 2005 CME
Copyright: ESA/NASA

On 13 May 2005 at 17:00 UT a good-sized (M-8) X-ray flare and a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) erupted from the Sun from the area of Active Region 759.

The large sunspot of the active region can be seen in the yellow MDI image of the Sun, at the upper left.

The flare can be seen as a bright, almost white area in the EIT 195 Angstrom (green) image of the Sun's corona at the lower left.

This CME was directed towards the Earth (halo CME) impacting our planet on 15 May.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 06:29 UT

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