Sun  ID: 3955

Wispy 'Plasma Dancer' on the limb of the Sun

This movie actually exhibits a number of interesting solar phenomena.

The primary feature of interest was the whirrling tower of plasma on the lower right limb.



Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/171 Filter also referred to as: AIA 171
JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER - 2011-09-25T00:00:00 to 2011-09-25T23:59:48
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Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 2
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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