Sun  ID: 2553

A Multi-Mission View of the AR9906 Solar Flare with Alternate Instrument Labels

Here's a view of the Sun, from the point of view of a fleet of Sun-observing spacecraft - SOHO, TRACE, and RHESSI. The time scales of the data samples in this visualization range from 6 hours to as short as 12 seconds and the display rate varies throughout the movie. The region and event of interest is the solar flare over solar active region AR9906 on April 21, 2002. In this visualization, black corresponds to no (current) instrument coverage (there used to be a LASCO C1 camera inside the ring of LASCO C2, but that instrument didn't recover after SOHO was temporarily 'lost' in 1998).

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. A special thanks to all those who contributed data and advice without which this product would not have been possible (in no particular order): Alexander Kosovichev (Stanford University), Todd Hoeksema (Stanford University), Steele Hill (L-3 Communications Analytics Corporation/GSFC), Brian R. Dennis (NASA/GSFC), Peter T. Gallagher (L-3 Communications Analytics Corporation/GSFC), Joseph B. Gurman (NASA/GSFC), Nathan Rich (Interferometrics Inc./NRL), Bernhard Fleck (NASA/GSFC), Craig DeForest (SwRI), Philip Scherrer (Stanford University)

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Data Used:
RHESSI/X-ray Imaging Spectrometer 2002/04/21T00:42:52-2002/04/21T01:32:18
SOHO/Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)/C2 2002/04/18T00:06:05-2002/04/23T23:51:10
SOHO/Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)/C3 2002/04/18T00:18:05-2002/04/23T23:42:05
SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT)/195 Filter 2002/04/20T00:00:10-2002/04/21T23:52:09
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI)/Continuum 2002/04/10T23:59:31-2002/04/21T17:35:31
TRACE/Optical Telescope/195 Angstroms 2002/04/21T00:10:59-2002/04/21T07:58:34
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Multi-Mission Solar Movie

SVS >> Active Region 9906
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> X-ray
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Active Regions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections
SVS >> Visible Light Imaging
SVS >> Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging
SVS >> EUV Imaging
SVS >> X-ray Imaging

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version