Halloween 2003 Solar Storms: SOHO/EIT Ultraviolet, 304 Angstroms

  • Released Wednesday, April 2, 2008
  • Updated Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:53AM
  • ID: 3501

Here is a view of the full solar disk during a two-week period in October and November of 2003 which exhibited some of the largest solar activity events since the advent of space-based solar observing.

The Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) collects solar images in an extremely short wavelength of ultraviolet light, not visible from the surface of the Earth. The narrow wavelength band at 304 Ångstroms corresponds (30.4 nanometers) corresponds to a spectral line of multiply-ionized iron atoms.

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Datasets used in this visualization

SOHO SOHO/EIT 304 (A.K.A. 304 Filter) (Collected with the Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT) sensor)
NASA and ESA2003-10-25T00:00:11Z to 2003-11-07T23:48:35Z

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