Solar Prominence Dance - December 31, 2012
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
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On the final day of 2012, the sun presented a beautiful twisting prominence that rose high into the corona for about 3 hours. It was most visible in extreme ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 304 angstroms. This wavelength highlights plasma with temperatures of around 50,000 Kelvin. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event at 4k resolution and a high imaging cadence of one image every 12 seconds.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Karen Fox (ADNET)
- Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle)
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Datasets used in this visualization
SDO AIA 304 (A.K.A. 304 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)
JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2012-12-31T16:00 - 2012-12-31T20:00
Dataset can be found at: http://jsoc.stanford.edu/See more visualizations using this data set
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