Sun  ID: 3549

Comparison: Solar Maximum from SOHO/EIT

A short movie of the Sun at maximum solar activity as seen in ultraviolet light. These images are collected in ultraviolet light (a wavelength of 195Å or 19.5 nanometers) which is only visible to space-based instruments. In visible light, the bright white regions in these images would probably correspond to sunspots.

At solar maximum, we see many bright active regions which tend to form in bands in the northern and southern hemispheres. Many of the active regions may eventually launch solar flares or coronal mass ejections (CME).


Visualization Credits

Steele Hill (RSIS): Lead Animator
Tom Bridgman (GST): Animator
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Producer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Mission:
SOHO

Data Used:
SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT)/195 Filter also referred to as: SOHO/EIT 195
NASA and ESA - 2002-08-18T00:00 - 2002-08-19T00:00
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This item is part of this series:
Comparison: Solar Minimum and Solar Maximum

Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-047 -- Glory Resource Reel

Keywords:
SVS >> SOHO
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Active Regions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Ultraviolet
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Sunspots
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections
SVS >> Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging
SVS >> EUV 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 8.0.0.0.0