Monday, May 13, 2013

Second X-class Flare, this time in motion!

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Here's a movie of the second X-class flare, which erupted at 1605 UTC on 13-May-2013. This movie uses the AIA 131 passband, which is measuring plasma at 10 million K. This flare is in a region that just rotated onto the visible disk. After the flare appears you can see the emission climb out away from the Sun as the loops expand outward.