Venus entered the C3 FOV on 2005/01/09 @ ~ 09:42 UT from the left. It is expected to be in the C3 FOV through Jan. 17.
10:54 UT N East Faint and diffuse jet-like front that quickly fades. 15:30 UT SS East Diffuse brightening starts to be seen in C2. A bright and expanding loop front follows at 15:54 UT on the S Pole. Some trailing material, in particular some relatively narrow loop fronts on SSW starting at around 17:54 UT. By the end of the day, the event seems to cover completely the C2 occulting disk (the LE on S well past the outer edge of the C2 FOV, while very weak signal barely above the occulting disk on N). The event is first seen in C3 at 16:42 UT just appearing above the SSE. The bright loop front is well seen on the S by 17:18 UT. By 23:18 UT the event spans in the C3 FOV about 215 deg (from PA ~ 065 - 280). Afterward, the legs become too faint to determine whether the C3 occulting disk gets completely covered. The mean plane-of-sky speed of the LE of the event at PA 170 was ~ 475 km/sec, showing an slight acceleration. GOES recorded no significant X-ray activity during the day (below the A level). Likewise, EIT 195 images do not show any significant event on the disk by the time prior to the LASCO C2 event. Therefore, the event has been determined as at least a Partial Halo Event, most likely backsided, based on the lack of X-ray (GOES) and EUV (EIT 195) activity.
S Pole Some narrow ragged fronts (plus gusty outflow) during the day, rotating toward SE as they appear. 00:54 UT W Limb Bright loop front with some very faint and diffuse extensions to N, and a twisted --like circularly structured-- interior. The event becomes visible in C3 at 02:42 UT, appearing above the W Limb. Its angular extent at ~ 07:42 UT is about 70 deg (from PA ~ 240 - 310). EIT 195 shows the lift-off of a filament located at around S03W16 by ~ 23:48 UT on previous day). Last C2 image available by the time of writing: 15:06 UT.