Sun  ID: 4125

The Fast X4 Flare from February 2014

The Sun launches a fast X-ray flare in late February 2014 and is seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The eruption sends a bright ribbon of plasma off the limb of the Sun.


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems Inc.): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems Inc.): Project Support
William D. Pesnell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.

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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/1600 Filter 2014-02-25T00:00UTC - 2014-02-25T03:00UTC
SDO/AIA/131 Filter 2014-02-25T00:00UTC - 2014-02-25T03:00UTC
SDO/AIA/171 Filter 2014-02-25T00:00UTC - 2014-02-25T03:00UTC
SDO/AIA/304 Filter 2014-02-25T00:00UTC - 2014-02-25T03:00UTC
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Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 5

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SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Coronal Mass Ejections

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