Sun  ID: 4225

The M7 Flare of October 2, 2014, seen from SDO

Just before solar rotation carries it over the solar limb (as seen from SDO), an active region launches an impressive M7 flare (lower right limb). A large amount of solar plasma is also launched into space and we observe some of the material falling back onto 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): Scientist
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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/171 Filter 2014-10-02T16:30 - 2014-10-02T21:30
SDO/AIA/131 Filter 2014-10-02T16:30 - 2014-10-02T21:30
SDO/AIA/304 Filter 2014-10-02T16:30 - 2014-10-02T21:30
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Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 5

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Flares
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SVS >> Heliophysics
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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