Tuesday, November 19, 2013

AR 11893 Waves Goodbye with an X-1 Flare

As AR 11893 rotates over the limb of the Sun it erupted with a X-1 flare at 1030 UTC (5:30 am ET) this morning. Here is a detail from the AIA 1700 Å channel. This image was taken at 5:32:55 am ET this morning. It shows a graceful arch where the flare is occurring. The AIA 1700 Å channel is sensitive mostly to ultraviolet continuum light, but during a flare some hot lines are seen. You can see details about the flare without the blooming seen in the hotter channels.