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 (GST): Lead Visualizer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
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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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Data Used:
NSO GONG Network/H-alpha Telescope/H-Alpha June 7, 2011 06:00UT to June 7, 2011 09:06UT
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SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Heliophysics
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