Sun  ID: 4966

AR 12938 - Slow Building Active Region on Left Limb

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) operates in a geosynchronous orbit around Earth to obtain a continuous view of the Sun. The particular instrument in this visualization records imagery in the ultraviolet portion of the spectrum at wavelengths normally absorbed by Earth's atmosphere - so we need to observe them from space.

This image sequence follows the slow build of loops over an active region (left edge of the solar limb). The moon briefly passes between the Sun and SDO (starting around 07:07TAI to 07:51TAI).

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Visualizer
Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
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Mission:
SDO

Data Used:
SDO/AIA/171 Filter also referred to as: AIA 171
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Keywords:
SVS >> Coronal Loop
SVS >> Solar Wind
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> SDO
SVS >> Solar Dynamics Observatory
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Ultraviolet Imagery
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging
SVS >> EUV Imaging
SVS >> Solar Cycle 25
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Point-Spread-Function (PSF)

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0