Sun  ID: 2690

GOES/SXI views the Sun in X-rays (3 Channels)

The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) aboard GOES-12 went online for full-time operation on January 22, 2003. It provides full-disk X-ray images of the Sun updated every few minutes. This movie combines three channels from the imager with red covering 0.6-2.0 nanometers wavelength, green covering 0.6-4.0 nanometers wavelength, and blue covering ~0.6-6.0 nanometers wavelength.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
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Space Environment Center, Boulder, CO. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio. A special thanks to Steven Hill (NOAA)

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GOES/SXI Goes Online

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NASA Science >> Sun