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October 2013 X-Flare from Solar Dynamics Observatory

Another Halloween space weather fest? October-November 2003 of the previous solar cycle saw some of the most energetic solar events since space flight (see Halloween Solar Storms 2003: A Multi-Mission View. Halloween of 2013 has seen a similar round of high solar activity, with energetic flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
SDO Science Team and the Virtual Solar Observatory: Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Project Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.

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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/131 Filter 2013-10-23T23:00 - 2013-10-24T03:00
SDO/AIA/171 Filter 2013-10-23T23:00 - 2013-10-24T03:00
SDO/AIA/304 Filter 2013-10-23T23:00 - 2013-10-24T03:00
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This item is part of this series:
Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 4

SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
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
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections

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