Mar 7 2011, 09:32 PM
Nice of the prominence to happen in the corner where there's some extra room in the FOV.
Jun 7 2011, 08:42 AM
Jun 7 2011, 08:51 AM
small animated GIF
Jun 7 2011, 09:11 AM
Jun 7 2011, 11:53 AM
And the view from LASCOC2
Jun 7 2011, 06:28 PM
Is there a proper name for the cool secondary explosions when plasma falls back on the photosphere?
As seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpkXhlPIINQ
Jun 7 2011, 06:31 PM
I dont know... I don't think i've ever seen anything like that before, maybe its just SDO is the first to be able to observe such explosions.
Jun 7 2011, 06:37 PM
I've never seen that splashing either. What a cool (HOT) video!!!
Jun 7 2011, 08:26 PM
Those cold gas filaments falling back and flashing up as they "impact" have got to be one of the coolest things about the Sun I've ever seen. It's like throwing sticks of wood into a lava pool. The initial shockwave was also cool.
Jun 7 2011, 08:30 PM
The shockwave in the AIA 211 images is probably the most impressive it looks like an expanding bubble.
Jun 7 2011, 09:17 PM
I think the STEREO AHEAD probe will have had a great view of this prominence.
Jun 8 2011, 12:46 AM
Very exciting images and either very provocative
Jun 8 2011, 02:27 AM
Just beyond freaking amazing.
To witness such titanic phenomena is a stunning experience.
Jun 8 2011, 03:40 AM
It can't possibly be safe to live in close proximity to such a monstrous thing. Somebody should do something!
Jun 8 2011, 05:15 AM
Not to worry, give it a couple gigayears and the problem will solve itself.
Jun 8 2011, 11:45 AM
Compared to the Earth, how massive are those "sticks of wood" referred to by Ugordan in 160?
And, where were Mercury and Messenger when the big outburst took place?
Do events like this have the ability to damage the spacecraft?
Jun 8 2011, 01:14 PM
Quick comparison between size of Earth and Sun (and the eruption).
Jun 9 2011, 07:44 PM
And here's an animation of the event from STEREO A
Nov 14 2011, 03:40 PM
Nov 18 2011, 08:56 AM
Nov 18 2011, 09:31 AM
They look upsampled to me. Eyeballing it, I'd say the original frames were 4x4 binned.
Nov 18 2011, 09:41 AM
Nov 18 2011, 09:44 AM
It doesn't look "ok" to me, I see huge data gaps in certain bands. Obviously some bandwidth/downlink issues.
Nov 18 2011, 05:46 PM
This one seems ok to me though http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/f_211_193_171.jpg
I don't see anything on the website to say they have changed the images.
Nov 19 2011, 09:05 AM
QUOTE (Sunspot @ Nov 18 2011, 09:56 AM)
To me, yes. It's look blurry.
Feb 21 2012, 02:36 PM
SDO following a "lunar transit" right now
... GORGEOUS views...http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data
Feb 29 2012, 12:40 PM
Hi, I combine colour image from today images. I use FITS 1024x1024px AIA 304 ( R ) AIA 171 ( G ) and AIA 211 ( B )Click to view attachment
Apr 16 2012, 07:52 PM
Wow... major eruption earlier this evening...Click to view attachment
Sep 5 2012, 02:04 AM
This has got to be the most amazing image of the Sun I have ever seen.
Link to story and video:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth...2-filament.htmlhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/05/so...filament_video/
"Last Friday the Sun put on a magnificent display, ejecting a massive solar filament that was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in all its glory."
Sep 5 2012, 02:32 AM
Wow, that is an awesome image! Thank you very much for posing it. Now Hollywood special effects houses have something to aspire to.
Apr 17 2013, 03:17 PM
Today's SDO images
show the solar disk partially out of frame
, and in different locations at different times
. I have never seen that before and I check almost every day. Perhaps some pointing issue?
PS Some stunning flares/prominences, BTW!
Apr 17 2013, 05:56 PM
Looks like very ordinary, regular flat-field maneuvers. They've done them many many times in the past.
We are doing calibrations so our data looks a little off center right now! http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data
Apr 17 2013, 06:32 PM
Ah thanks, good to know! I guess I just never happened to look at the web page when they were doing that before.
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