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

  • Released Friday, August 24, 2012
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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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This page was originally published on Friday, August 24, 2012.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:02 AM EST.


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