SDO: Pick of the Week (2012 Jul 09)

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SDO: Pick of the Week (2012 Jul 09)

Post by bystander » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:15 pm


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Flares and Solar Storms Galore

The Sun erupted with numerous M-class (medium) flares over a four-day period (July 2-6, 2012), sending substantial, bulbous clouds of particles into space. In this combination of the Sun, seen in extreme UV light by SDO, and its corona, observed by SOHO's C2 coronagraph, we can watch both the activity near the surface and the resultant clouds as they are propelled into space. The powerful Active Region 1515 has been the major producer of these storms and it is likely not done yet.

Credit: NASA/ESA/SDO/SOHO
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