The Big Sunspot of 2014

  • Released Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Updated Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:05AM
  • ID: 4246

The largest sunspot seen so far in this solar cycle produced a number of flares, even a few X-class flares, but only one rather small coronal mass ejection (CME). Here is a view of the sunspot group during the two weeks it took to pass across the solar disk

A view of AR 12192 moving across the solar disk in this sequence from the SDO HMI instrument.

Full resolution 4Kx4K frames of intensity band from the HMI instrument.

Full resolution 4Kx4K imagery in the AIA 171 angstrom filter.


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Datasets used in this visualization

SDO AIA 171 (A.K.A. 171 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)
SDO SDO Continuum (A.K.A. Continuum) (Collected with the HMI sensor)

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