Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (1700 angstroms)

  • Released Friday, July 1st, 2011
  • Updated Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 12:01AM
  • ID: 3841

On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME). At this wavelength, very little of the ejected material is visible. However, it is possible to see locations where some of the material is falling back and striking the solar surface.

This image sequence is captured at one minute intervals and designed to play synchronously with animations 3839 (171 Ångstroms), 3840 (211 Ångstroms) and 3838 (304 Ångstroms).


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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Datasets used in this visualization

SDO AIA 1700 (A.K.A. 1700 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)
JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2011/06/07T06:00:00 - 2011/06/07T12:00:00

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