Artist's impression of SOHO
Date: 27 November 2000
Depicts: Artist's impression of SOHO spacecraft with EIT image of the Sun in extreme UV at 171 Å
SOHO is stationed 1.5 million kilometres away from the Earth in the first Lagrange point L1, directly in line of the Sun. There, it constantly watches the Sun for activity, returning spectacular pictures and data of the storms that rage across its surface. SOHO was launched in 1995 by a NASA Atlas-IIAS/Centaur rocket.
Last Update: 1 September 2019