SORCE Monitors Solar Variability during Record Solar Flares

  • Released Friday, February 20th, 2004
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:56PM
  • ID: 2917

The SORCE mission monitors solar variability to determine its impact on the Earth's climate. The X-ray photometer aboard SORCE observes the record-breaking solar flares in the Fall of 2003. The line graph shows the photometer's measured solar radiation flux in the 1-7 nanometer wavelength band (x-ray) measured in milliwatts per square meter. The ultraviolet (195 angstrom) imagery from SOHO/EIT (green) illustrates where the flares (the bright white spots) are located on the solar disk.


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