Before the Flare: AR1520 and Shimmering Coronal Loops

  • Released Monday, July 16th, 2012
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:52PM
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The sun emitted a large flare on July 12, 2012, but earlier in the week it gave a demonstration of how gorgeous solar activity can be. This movie shows the sun from late July 8 to early July 10 shortly before it unleashed an X-class flare beginning at 12:11 PM EDT on July 12 as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).



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  • Restless Sun (ID: 2012078)
    Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Robert Crippen