Sun  ID: 4659

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

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.


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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Data Used:
NSO GONG Network/H-alpha Telescope/H-Alpha
Observed Data - AURA - June 7, 2011 06:00UT to June 7, 2011 09:06UT
Solar observation network located at various observatories around the world.
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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