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2016 June 28

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XRT Observes Source of CME

Hinode XRT ran a CME watch program over the weekend on the west limb. Near the start of the observations, there is a B4.9 flare that originates on the opposite limb and out of XRT's field of view. Just after this flare, we see the bright region on the west limb erupt. This eruption is faint in X-ray's and even after averaging several 16s exposures, we can barely see it lift off.

The CME becomes easier to see in LASCO, when subsequent images are differenced (right side of LASCO movie), highlighting the bright ridge of plasma moving away from the Sun.

Keywords: CME, Flare
Filters: Be_thin

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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