Sun  ID: 3159

SOHO/LASCO View of January 2005 Solar Events

The January 20 flare began just before 2 a.m. ET. A storm of energetic protons impacted Earth just 15 minutes later. These views of the flare are from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The proton storm near Earth causes `snow' in the images, obscuring the Sun as radiation swamps the cameras. The structure at the 1:30 position in the SOHO/LASCO/C3 data is the occulting disk pylon.

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http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/solar_fireworks.html


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Robert Lin (University of California at Berkeley): Scientist
Richard Mewaldt (CalTech): Scientist
Richard Nightingale (LMSAL): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Others who provided data and consultations: Karl Battams (NRL), Brian Dennis (NASA/GSFC), Sam Krucker (University of California at Berkeley)

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Mission:
SOHO

Data Used:
SOHO/Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)/C2 also referred to as: LASCO/C2
NASA and ESA - 2005/01/15T00:06:05-2005/01/21T23:54:05
SOHO/Large Angle Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)/C3 also referred to as: LASCO/C3
NASA and ESA - 2005/01/15T00:18:05-2005/01/21T23:42:05
SOHO/Extreme-UV Imaging Telescope (EIT)/195 Filter also referred to as: SOHO/EIT 195
NASA and ESA - 2005/01/15T00:00:10-2005/01/21T23:48:11
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
New Space Weather Mystery

Keywords:
SVS >> Coronal Loop
SVS >> SOHO
DLESE >> Space science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Active Regions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
SVS >> Active Region 10720
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections
SVS >> Visible Light Imaging
SVS >> Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging
SVS >> EUV Imaging

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 8.0.0.0.0