December 4, 2014: M6 Flare as Seen by Solar Dynamics Observatory & GOES

  • Released Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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This visualization is another experiment combining two datasets, the imaging capability of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the X-ray flux measurments of the GOES satellite. It is focussed on the December 4, 2014 M6 flare.

The GOES satellite X-ray detector has defined the standard for classifying solar flares (see Classifying Solar Eruptions).


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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.


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