Solar Flare from SDO, April 2011 (AIA 94 Å)

  • Released Friday, August 24, 2012
  • Updated Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:53AM
  • ID: 3957

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed a large solar flare in April 2011.

This visualization was generated using quick-look time resolution (36 seconds) data from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA). Two datasets are used, the SDO/AIA 94 Ångstrom wavelength (green color table). This wavelength is in the ultraviolet band of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is not visible to the human eye or to ground-based telescopes so coded colors are used in presentation.

It is the source material for "SDO Year 2 video".


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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Datasets used in this visualization

SDO AIA 94 (A.K.A. 94 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)

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