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Telescopic Dust Cloud
Italy, on Aug 19, 2003

Dust passing?
Perhaps why SOHO images are frequently confused, a burnout, or withheld. Hard to determine where this dust lies, though it is disbursed enough in the atmoshphere to create a red tinge to the sun face. Compare to photo of the Sun from the previous day, where only a light overload from light reflecting through the dust cloud caused the normally yellow sun to show a rolling burnout of white.