August 24, 2014: Magnificent M-flare
M-flares are not the most powerful flares the Sun can emit, but sometimes even they can exhibit visually exciting behavior.
Here we show the lead-up to an M-flare which lauches a large amount of plasma into space. The eruption takes place starting around 12:00 UTC and launches over the next 15 minutes. But stay with it, and you'll also see some of the plasma falling back towards the Sun around 13:50 UTC.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.
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Datasets used in this visualization
SDO AIA 304 (304 Filter)ID: 677Collected with AIA JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2014-08-24T07:45 to 2014-08-24T16:00
SDO AIA 131 (131 Filter)ID: 730Collected with AIA JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2014-08-24T07:45 to 2014-08-24T16:00
SDO AIA 171 (171 Filter)ID: 680Collected with AIA JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER 2014-08-24T07:45 to 2014-08-24T16:00
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