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

  • Released Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
  • ID: 4244

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).


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.


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