PIA21202: Small Surf
 Target Name:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  SDO
 Instrument:  Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
 Product Size:  1487 x 990 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  SDO
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA21202.tif (3.183 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA21202.jpg (114.7 kB)

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A minor solar eruption triggered a crackling, white flash that sent an expanding wave of plasma below it over about six hours (Nov. 4, 2016). Some of the plasma also appeared to surge along a narrow path above the active region as well. Such occurrences are fairly common, but still interesting to watch up close. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.


SDO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Its Atmosphere Imaging Assembly was built by the Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), Palo Alto, California.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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