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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

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CME blast -- A large coronal mass ejection ejects a cloud of particles into space on 2 December 2003. In this composite an EIT 304 image of the sun from about the same time has been appropriately scaled and superimposed on a LASCO C2 image where a red occulting disk can be seen extending around the Sun. This LASCO coronagraph instrument allows details in the corona to be observed.

CME blast -- A large coronal mass ejection ejects a cloud of particles into space on 2 December 2003. In this composite an EIT 304 image of the sun from about the same time has been appropriately scaled and superimposed on a LASCO C2 image where a red occulting disk can be seen extending around the Sun. This LASCO coronagraph instrument allows details in the corona to be observed. Original image and more resolutions can be found at http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/images/20031202c2eit304.html

NASA Fact

During a severe solar storm, Earth loses about 100 tons of its atmosphere into space.