The View from SDO: The August 31, 2012 Filament Eruption

  • Released Friday, October 26, 2012

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed a large filament eruption on August 31, 2012.

This visualization was generated using high time resolution (12 seconds) data from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA). Two datasets are used, the SDO/AIA 304 Ångstrom wavelength (orange color table) and the 171 Ångstrom wavelength (gold color table). These are wavelengths in the ultraviolet band of the electromagnetic spectrum. They are not visible to the human eye or to ground-based telescopes so coded colors are used in presentation.

It is the source material for "August 31, 2012 Magnificent CME" visualization.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Friday, October 26, 2012.
This page was last updated on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 10:11 PM EDT.


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