VIDEO |Side-by-side Solar Eruptions

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Two coronal mass ejections can be seen at the top and to the left of the sun observed by the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, on July 1-2. The shaded disc at the center of the image is a mask in SOHO’s LASCO instrument that blots out direct sunlight to allow study of the faint details in the sun’s corona. The white circle added within the disc shows the size and position of the visible sun. Credit: ESA