Saturday, March 27, 2010

SDO Day 45: EVE Doors Open and the Sun Celebrates

Almost immediately after the EVE doors opened active region 11057 provided some fireworks and let loose with 4 C-class flares! Here is a graph from the NOAA SWPC in Boulder, CO showing the GOES X-ray fluxes. The EVE doors were all opened by 19:43 UTC, and the flares started at 21:08 UTC.

EVE will study the energetics of such flares while HMI and AIA tell us how and why they form.

Welcome to Solar Cycle 24.