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The Rising Solar Cycle: X5.4 Flare ('W' sunspot group) seen by SDO

Sunspot group 1429 of solar cycle 24 has launched an X5.4 flare can coronal mass ejection (CME) that is forecast to impact the Earth

This visualization has the full 4Kx4K frames from the 17.1 nm and 13.1 nm filters on the Solar Dynamics Observatory. 2Kx2K MPEG-4 movies are also available.

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The solar flare in the 171A (17.1nm) filter    The solar flare in the 171A (17.1nm) filter
Duration: 23.1 seconds
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The solar flare in the 131Angstrom (13.1nm) filter.    The solar flare in the 131Angstrom (13.1nm) filter.
Duration: 26.3 seconds
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Animation Number:3920
Animator:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
Producers:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
 Genna Duberstein (USRA)
Writer:Karen Fox (ASI)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:SDO/AIA/131 Filter None
 SDO/AIA/171 Filter (2012-03-06T20:00 to 2012-03-07T04:00)
Series:Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 2
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SVS >> Coronal Mass Ejection
SVS >> Solar Flare
SVS >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
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