This is a movie of the active Sun as visible in the ultraviolet 30.4 nanometers wavelength. The 4096x4096 images in the Frames area are the FULL RESOLUTION SDO images with coded colors installed.
The Sun's activity increases as we enter solar cycle 24. But even several years away from the peak, the Sun in ultraviolet light shows a variety of activity.
This visualization consists of eight hours of SDO AIA imagery from the 30.4 nanometer filter (304 Ångstroms). This sequence plays at the full time cadence of the AIA instrument - one image every twelve seconds of real time - and showing thirty images per second on playback.
Data Used: SDO/AIA/304 Filter
2010-10-21T18:00:00Z - 2010-10-22T04:00:10Z
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.
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 184.108.40.206.0