December 4, 2014: M6 Flare as Seen by Solar Dynamics Observatory & GOES

  • Released Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Updated Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:33AM
  • ID: 4244

This visualization is another experiment combining two datasets, the imaging capability of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the X-ray flux measurments of the GOES satellite. It is focussed on the December 4, 2014 M6 flare.

The GOES satellite X-ray detector has defined the standard for classifying solar flares (see Classifying Solar Eruptions).

Full plot of the GOES X-ray flux measurement during the M6 flare.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the SDO Science Team, and the Virtual Solar Observatory.


This visualization is related to the following missions:


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Datasets used in this visualization

GOES GOES X-ray Flux (A.K.A. Data List) (Collected with the X-Ray sensor)
Observed Data
SDO SDO QuickLook Product (A.K.A. SDO QuickLook JPEG2000 Product) (Collected with the AIA sensor)
Observed Data

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