Sun  ID: 2921

Solar Tsunamis

Push-in to a region of the Sun to witness a 'solar tsunami' after a flare event. The tsunami moves hot gas (bright) out of the region, revealing cooler regions (darker) below.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Craig DeForest (SwRI): Scientist
Meredith Wills-Davey (SwRI): Scientist
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Data Used:
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI)/Continuum
NASA and ESA - 1998-06-13T10:00:01 - 1998-06-13T19:51:26
1998-06-13T10:00:01 - 1998-06-13T19:51:26
The TRACE satellite views the Sun at ultraviolet wavelengths with high temporal (approximately 1-12 seconds) and spatial (1 arcsecond per pixel) resolution. Launched on April 2, 1998, it orbits the Earth in a Sun-synchronous orbit.
SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT) also referred to as: SOHO/EIT
NASA and ESA - 1998-06-13T10:00:01 - 1998-06-13T19:51:26
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Solar Tsunamis

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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