Status Report

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

By SpaceRef Editor
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.

    SpaceRef staff editor.