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SDO/HMI Magnetogram Full Disk View - March 29, 2010

This early sequence of images from the HMI imager is processed to reveal the magnetic field structure (magnetogram). White locations represent a positive magnetic field value (north polarity) while black represents a negative magnetic field value (south polarity). Grey is zero magnetic field.

The black and white region slightly above the center corresponds to a visible sunspot. Weaker magnetic regions are visible around the disk.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (UMBC): Producer
William D. Pesnell (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Philip Scherrer (Stanford University): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
SDO/HMI/Magnetogram also referred to as: SDO Magnetogram
Data Compilation
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