Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (304 angstroms)
On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME). Much of the ejected material is much cooler (less than about 80,000K) and therefore appears dark against the brighter solar disk.
Material which does not reach solar escape velocity can be seen falling back and striking the solar surface, sometimes triggering smaller events.
These movies present the six hour interval around the event, a one minute per animation frame.
These are 4Kx4K frames with coded colors.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Datasets used in this visualization
SDO AIA 304 (304 Filter)ID: 677Collected with AIA JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2011/06/07T06:00:00 - 2011/06/07T12:00:00
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