Sun  ID: 3957

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

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".

Visualization Credits

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

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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/94 Filter
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Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 2

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Ultraviolet
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SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
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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