Incredible Solar Flare, Prominence Eruption and CME Event (hydrogen alpha filter)

  • Released Wednesday, June 27, 2018

On June 7, 2011, an M-2 flare occurred on the Sun which released a very large coronal mass ejection (CME).

This view filtered for the hydrogen-alpha spectral line is collected from ground-based observatories operated by the National Solar Observatory (NSO). This view is provided as a comparison to how dramatic the event appears in extreme ultraviolet light, as seen in 3838 (304 Ångstroms), 3839 (171 Ångstroms), and 3840 (211 Ångstroms), near ultraviolet light, 3841 (1700 Ångstroms), presented a much less impressive event.


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This page was originally published on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
This page was last updated on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:10 AM EDT.

Datasets used in this visualization

  • H-Alpha [NSO GONG Network: H-alpha Telescope]

    ID: 1008
    Type: Observed DataSensor: H-alpha TelescopeDates used: June 7, 2011 06:00UT to June 7, 2011 09:06UT

    Solar observation network located at various observatories around the world.

    Credit: This work utilizes GONG data from NSO, which is operated by AURA under a cooperative agreement with NSF and with additional financial support from NOAA, NASA, and USAF. The data was converted into images and movies at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.

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